Architecture


282 Patchen Avenue, image via Google Maps

Three New Townhouses Planned For 282-284 Patchen Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant

New construction has slowed down in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant this year, but a few ambitious developers are heading out to less-established parts of the neighborhood despite uncertainty over the future of the 421-a tax break. Three townhouses are set to replace a large, aging wood-frame structure at 282-284 Patchen Avenue, between Bainbridge and Chauncey streets.

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Foundation work at the Avora. photo courtesy of Landsea

Avora Condos Rise on the Weehawken Waterfront

The former railyard on the Weehawken waterfront has slowly blossomed into a new neighborhood, complete with upscale residential buildings, shops, and restaurants. Now the area, known as Port Imperial, is about to get a new, two-tower condo building called Avora. Industrious photographer Tectonic brings us a look at the construction, which has risen several stories along the Hudson River.

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53 West 53rd Street, image by Kevin Leclerc/streetscaper

53 West 53rd Street Begins to Get Its Glass, Now Rising Into Residential Floors

After a decade of waiting, Jean Nouvel’s 53 West 53rd Street, formerly known as the Torre Verre and now known as 53W53, is finally climbing into the New York City skyline. And while the tower only stands about a dozen floors at the moment — up from only a handful when YIMBY last checked in on the site this past June — installation of its iconic cladding and glass has already begun, with the latest update thanks to YIMBY Forumer streetscaper.

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