Architecture

The Spiral’s First Construction Elevator Comes Down at 66 Hudson Boulevard in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

Exterior work is starting to wrap up on the The Spiral, a 66-story commercial supertall at 66 Hudson Boulevard in Hudson Yards. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Tishman Speyer, the 1,041-foot-tall tower will yield 2.85 million square feet of office space and is expected to cost nearly $3.7 billion. Turner Construction Company is the general contractor, Banker Steel provided the steel work, R&R Scaffolding Ltd. provided the BMU equipment, and Permasteelisa is the contractor for the reflective floor-to-ceiling glass panels on the building, which occupies an entire city block between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and 34th and 35th Streets.

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45-18 Court Square Completes Construction in Long Island City, Queens

Work is finishing up on the Innolabs life science facility at 45-18 Court Square in Long Island CityQueens. Designed by Perkins + Will and developed by King Street Properties, Newmark Knight Frank, and GFP Real Estate, the project involved the restoration of a central building and construction of a six-story addition in multiple wings. The low-rise property is located just south of Jackson Avenue between Court Square West and Pearson Street, a short walk from the 7, E, and G trains at the Court Square subway station.

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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Continues to Wrap Construction in the Financial District, Manhattan

Construction is getting close to completion on St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the Financial District. Designed by Santiago Calatrava and developed by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the reinforced concrete structure sits atop Liberty Park by the intersection of Greenwich and Liberty Streets. The ground floor of the religious facility is adjacent to the elevated park space and also rests on the roof of the vehicle security center for the subterranean ramps that run beneath the World Trade Center.

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NYU’s Expansion at 181 Mercer Street Nears Completion in Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Construction is nearing completion on NYU‘s campus expansion at 181 Mercer Street in Greenwich Village. Designed by Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake, the 735,000-square-foot complex consists of three towers rising from a full-block podium between Houston, Mercer, and Bleecker Streets and I.M. Pei’s University Village complex. The project is the culmination of over a decade of proposals, planning, and building that dates back to the mid 2000s. Turner Construction Company is the general contractor for the development, which is aiming for LEED gold certification.

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