Architecture

West End Labs’ Office and Laboratory Conversion Nears Completion on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Work is finishing up on West End Labs at 125 West End Avenue, an eight-story commercial building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by Taconic Partners, Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B), and Perkins+Will and developed by Taconic and Nuveen Real Estate, the project involves the full re-cladding of the structure’s exterior and conversion of its 400,000 square feet of interiors into a life sciences and research laboratory. CBRE is leading marketing and leasing and JRM Construction Management is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of West 66th Street and West End Avenue, a short walk from Riverside Park South.

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425 Park Avenue. Rendering by Dbox, courtesy of Foster + Partners

YIMBY Scopes Views From Foster + Partners’ 425 Park Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan

YIMBY toured 425 Park Avenue, a completed 47-story commercial skyscraper in Midtown East and the first new full-block building constructed along Park Avenue’s Plaza District in nearly half a century. Designed by Lord Norman Foster of Foster + Partners and developed by L&L Holding Company, Tokyu Land Corporation, and co-managing partner BentallGreenOak, the 897-foot-tall tower yields 667,000 square feet of flexible Class A office space with panoramic views up and down Park Avenue and over Midtown, Manhattan. Adamson Associates Architects was the architect of record, WSP was the structural and MEP engineer, R&R Scaffolding provided the BMU, and Tishman Construction was the construction manager for the property, which is located between East 55th and East 56th Streets.

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532 Clinton Avenue Nears Completion in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Construction is nearing completion on 532 Clinton Avenue, a seven-story residential building in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Designed by Afshari PC and developed by 532 Clinton LLC, which purchased the site for $6.5 million in 2019, the 80-foot-tall structure will yield 30,000 square feet with 14 units in one- to three-bedroom layouts. Avo Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Fulton Street to the north and Vanderbilt Avenue to the south.

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249 East 62nd Street’s Exterior Takes Shape on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Exterior work is progressing on 249 East 62nd Street, a 28-story residential tower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by INC Architecture & Design with SLCE Architects as the executive architect and developed by Zeckendorf Development, the 347-foot-tall structure will yield 66 condominium units with two to four homes per level. Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing is handling sales and marketing and CM & Associates is the general contractor for the property, which is located by the corner of Second Avenue and East 62nd Street.

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Trio Finishes Construction at 27-19 Thomson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens

Construction is complete on Trio, a ten-story residential building at 27-19 Thomson Avenue in Long Island CityQueens. Designed by MY Architect PC and developed by Thomson Development, the 116-foot-tall structure will yield 30 units spread across 23,012 square feet, as well as 5,039 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Warner Construction Services was the general contractor for the project, which is located on trapezoidal plot bound by Thomson Avenue and 44th Drive.

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