Architecture

Rendering of the Studio Museum of Harlem - Photo Credit David Adjaye Associates

Work Resumes on Sir David Adjaye’s Studio Museum of Harlem at 144 West 125th Street in Harlem, Manhattan

Construction is progressing on The Studio Museum of Harlem, a new six-story home for the cultural institution at 144 West 125th Street in Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates with Cooper Robertson & Partners as the architect of record, the 82,000-square-foot structure will feature expanded gallery and exhibition space for more than 2,000 objects, multiple lecture halls, a roof deck, a café, and retail space. Sciame Construction LLC and McKissack & McKissack are the construction managers for the property, which is situated on an interior lot between Malcolm X Boulevard to the east and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard to the west.

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107 North 1st Street Nears Completion in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Construction is nearing completion on 107 North 1st Street, a five-story commercial building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Melamed Architects and developed by 107 North First Street Realty, LLC, the structure will yield 18,000 square feet of office space above ground-floor retail frontage. Vintage Home, Inc. is the general contractor for the property, which sits on an interior lot between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue.

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Construction At PENN2 Continues At Two Penn Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan 

Construction and expansion work continues at PENN 2, a 31-story commercial building at Two Penn Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by MdeAS Architects and developed by Vornado Realty Trust, the topped-out project involves the replacement of the 412-foot-tall tower’s outdated midcentury façade with a new glass curtain wall and set of light-colored metal paneling, a full gut renovation of its 1.61 million square feet of office space, new pocketed corner terraces, and a multi-story cantilevering volume along Seventh Avenue. GMSLLP is the façade consultant and Turner Construction Company and Skanska are the contractors for the property, which is located between West 31st and West 33rd Streets within the Penn District revitalization master plan.

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Excavation Underway for Hendrix House at 429 Second Avenue in Kips Bay, Manhattan

Excavation is unfolding for Hendrix House, a 12-story residential building at 429 Second Avenue in Kips Bay, Manhattan. Designed by DXA Studio and developed by New Empire Corp., the 150-foot-tall structure will span 44,571 square feet and yield 59 condominium units and a suite of Paris Forino-designed amenity spaces. CORE Real Estate is handling sales and marketing and New Empire Builder Corp. is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Second Avenue and East 25th Street.

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The Warren Street Hotel Approaches Completion at 86 Warren Street in Tribeca, Manhattan

Construction is nearing completion on the Warren Street Hotel, an 11-story building at 86 Warren Street in Tribeca. Designed by Paul Taylor with Stonehill Taylor and developed by Firmdale on a land lease from Solil Management, the 135-foot-tall structure will span 44,000 square feet and yield 69 guest rooms operated by Firmdale Hotels, as well as the 150-seat Warren Bar and Restaurant, a drawing room, an orangery, and a private event space. Pavarini McGovern is the general contractor and Kit Kemp is the interior designer for the project, which rises from the site of a former open-air parking lot between Greenwich Street and West Broadway.

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