Architecture

532 West 20th Street Continues to Rise Near the High Line, in Chelsea

Construction is nearing the halfway mark at 532 West 20th Street, an 11-story condominium in Chelsea. A large amount of formwork is visible on the main façade as crews build out the walls of the fourth and fifth floors. Located between Tenth Avenue and Eleventh Avenue, the structure is being constructed by design-build firm DDG, which purchased the plot for $24.25 million in 2014. The building will contain 27,019 square feet of residential space divided into nine apartments, for an average of 3,000 square feet apiece. The site is a short walk from the High Line, the waterfront, and Chelsea Piers.

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Álvaro Siza’s 611 West 56th Street Gets Its First Windows, in Hell’s Kitchen

Installation has begun on the first batch of windows for 611 West 56th Street, aka 823 Eleventh Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. Located at the northwestern corner of West 56th Street and Eleventh Avenue, the 37-story condominium tower is designed by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza and will feature a bright, clean finish of white limestone between the grid of windows. The 450-foot-tall tower is being developed by Sumaida + Khurana and LENY and will contain 80 units.

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NYU’s 750,000-Square Foot Expansion at 181 Mercer Street Rises Above Street Level in Greenwich Village

The steel superstructure of 181 Mercer Street is now several floors above street level in Greenwich Village. The massive, 1.9-million-square-foot expansion of the NYU campus is located along Houston Street, directly to the east of I. M. Pei’s University Village complex. The 23-story project is designed by Davis Brody Bond along with KieranTimberlake.

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Façade Work Resumes at One Seaport, aka 161 Maiden Lane, in the Financial District

Installation of the reflective glass curtain wall of One Seaport, aka 161 Maiden Lane, is finally progressing in the Financial District. The slender, reinforced concrete superstructure stands 60 stories high and is located to the immediate south of the South Street Seaport District. The 200,000-square-foot project is being designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Fortis Property Group LLC, with Ray Builders as the current contractor. Groves & Co is serving as the interior designer and Douglas Elliman is handling sales of the units.

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