Right across from the iconic Grand Central terminal in Midtown, construction is moving along for the commercial supertall One Vanderbilt. Our last update in March showed that the building had reached two floors above the distinctive retail podium. We can report that the structure has more than doubled in height over the past three months, now standing 17 floors above street level. The building will eventually top off 1,401 feet above street level, and SL Green is developing.
Another decades-long empty lot is about to be filled in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Permits were filed last week for a six-story mixed-use building at 510 Driggs Avenue, which revealed a new architect would lead the project. Today, YIMBY has the exclusive reveal for the redesign by Woods Bagot, showing a dramatically different appearance from ODA’s previous proposal.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 89 West End Avenue in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. The site is seven blocks away from the Brighton Beach subway station, serviced by the Q train, and end of the line for the B train. Daniel Estrin of Citiscape is behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 91-09 Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens. The site is two blocks away from the 90th Street Elmhurst Avenue subway station, serviced by the 7 train. Ron Cohen of Mastic Management LLC is listed as the developer.
Development is underway for a new high-rise in Brooklyn Heights. It has been less than a year since the old Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) was demolished, at 280 Cadman Plaza West. Work has progressed swiftly since, and thanks to images from Tectonic, we can confirm the new skyscraper has reached its second floor, with foundation work now apparently complete.