Architecture

Revised Design Revealed for Affirmation Tower At 418 11th Avenue in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

Renderings have been revealed for a redesign of Affirmation Tower, a proposed mixed-use supertall skyscraper at 418 Eleventh Avenue in Hudson Yards. The development team of The Peebles Corporation, McKissack & McKissack, Exact Capital Group, and the Witkoff Group has brought on OMA to redesign the 1.4-million-square-foot structure, which is planned to yield mixed-income apartments, a convention center, retail space, community facilities, a public observation deck, and The National Civil Rights Museum as part of a collaboration with the NAACP. The project would rise from a 1.2-acre plot dubbed “Site K” bound by Eleventh Avenue, Hudson Boulevard West, and West 35th and 36th Streets.

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Astor On Third II Nears Completion at 2-24 26th Avenue in Astoria, Queens

Construction is wrapping up on Astor On Third II, a six-story mixed-use building at 2-24 26th Avenue in the Hallets Point section of Astoria, Queens. Designed by FNA Engineering Services PC and developed by Yitzchok Katz of Developing NY State, the 64-foot-tall structure will span 111,862 square feet and yield 137 rental units with an average scope of 683 square feet, as well as 18,249 square feet of ground-floor community facility space, a 60-foot-long rear yard, and 69 parking spaces. The project is located at the corner of 26th Avenue and 3rd Street, just north of its Astor On Third companion development at 26-41 3rd Street on 27th Avenue.

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711 Seventh Avenue Hotel Tower Begins Ascent in Times Square, Manhattan

Construction is rising on 711 Seventh Avenue, a 32-story hotel tower in Times Square. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed in a joint venture between general contractor Flintlock Construction Services and Atlas Hospitality under the 711 Seventh Hotel Associates LLC, the 343-foot-tall structure will yield 400 guest rooms under IHG Hotel & Resorts’ voco brand. Capital Industries served as the demolition contractor for the three low-rise former occupants of the L-shaped parcel, which has frontage along Seventh Avenue and West 48th Street.

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8-29 Astoria Boulevard Nears Topping Out in Astoria, Queens

Construction is nearing topping out on 8-29 Astoria Boulevard, a six-story mixed-use building in Astoria, Queens. Designed by Angelo Ng & Anthony Ng Architects Studio and developed by Rukhsana Samdani of Astoria Boulevard Construction, the 58-foot-tall structure will span 58,619 square feet and yield 47 rental units with an average scope of 691 square feet, as well as 5,527 square feet of community facility space, a cellar level, and 32 enclosed parking spaces. DLC Development Corp. is the general contractor for the property, which is situated on an interior lot between 8th and 12th Streets.

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Rendering of 26-25 Fourth Street. Designed by J Frankl Associates

The Winslow Wraps Up Construction at 26-25 4th Street in Astoria, Queens

Construction is finishing up on The Winslow, a 19-story residential building at 26-25 4th Street in the Halletts Point section of Astoria, Queens. Designed by J Frankl Associates and developed by Bruman Realty, the 204-foot-tall structure spans 289,000 square feet and yields 165 rental apartments in studio to three-bedroom layouts with leasing by Nooklyn, as well as a 101-vehicle parking garage. The property is located between 26th and 27th Avenues.

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