Architecture

228 Berry Street Nears Completion in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Construction is almost finished at 228 Berry Street, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Fischer Rasmussen Whitefield Architect and developed by Berry North LLC, the topped out eight-story, 85-foot-tall structure will yield a total of 35,329 square feet with 50 rental units spread across 34,825 square feet and an additional 504 square feet of ground-floor retail space. There will also be a cellar level containing 25 enclosed parking spaces, and 25 open-air parking spaces. Bluesky Builders is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by North 1st Street to the north, and Grand Street to the south, and Berry Street to the east.

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Rendering of 250 Water Street - The Howard Hughes Corporation; SOM

Excavation Progresses for SOM’s 250 Water Street in South Street Seaport, Manhattan

Excavation is progressing at 250 Water Street, the site of a 25-story mixed-use building in the South Street Seaport district of Lower Manhattan. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, the 324-foot-tall structure will span 550,000 square feet and yield 399 total units with 100 affordable rental apartments, Class A offices, retail space, and community facility space. Suffolk Construction Company is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by Peck Slip to the northeast, Pearl Street to the northwest, Water Street to the southeast, and Beekman Street to the southwest.

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North Brooklyn Community Boathouse Stands Topped Out At 51 Ash Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

The North Brooklyn Community Boathouse currently stands topped out at 51 Ash Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by Jeffrey Kamen Architect and developed by a non-profit organization formerly known as the North Brooklyn Boat Club, the ground-up 60-foot-tall, five-story, 18,106-square-foot structure will feature a 9,856-square-foot hotel component with 11 rooms and an 8,250-square-foot community facility. Brooklyn Construction Group is the general contractor for the project, which is located on a narrow strip of land along Ash Street between Newtown Creek and the Pulaski Bridge.

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Demolition Progresses for 45-Story Manhattan Detention Complex at 124-125 White Street in Chinatown, Manhattan

Demolition work is continuing for the Manhattan Detention Complex (MDC) at 124-125 White Street in Chinatown, Manhattan. Led by design-build organization Gramercy Group Inc., the $2.13 billion project will replace the aging detention center known as “The Tombs” with a 295-foot-tall structure spanning 1.25 million square feet and approximately 15 to 17 stories high. When complete, the MDC will stand as the tallest jail structure in the world and its modern facilities will help accommodate the planned closure of Rikers Island. AECOM-Hill JV is the construction manager for the property, which is bound by Walker Street to the north, the Manhattan Criminal Court Building to the south, Baxter Street to the east, and Centre Street to the west.

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Work Steadily Moves Along At 175 Huron Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn 

Construction is steadily progressing at 175 Huron Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by Anthony Cucich Architect  and developed by Polaris Investment One LLC, the ground-up five-story structure will yield a total of three residential units. NY Proconstruction Inc. is listed as the general contractor for the property, which is situated on an interior lot between Manhattan Avenue to the west and McGuinness Boulevard to the east.

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