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509 West 38th Street

30-Story, 225-Unit Mixed-Use Project Tops Out at 509 West 38th Street, Hudson Yards District

Since hitting 22 stories in height back in June, the 30-story, 225-unit mixed-use tower under construction at 509 West 38th Street, in the Hudson Yards District, has topped out. The progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user JC_Heights earlier this month. The 361-foot-tall tower encompasses 243,689 square feet. There will be 13,739 square feet of retail space across parts of the ground and second floors, along with 29,180 square feet of community facility space on parts of the ground through fifth floors. The residential units, rental apartments, should average 786 square feet apiece and 20 percent (46 units) will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Imperial Companies is the developer and BKSK Architects is behind the architecture. Completion is anticipated in 2017.



Landmarks Wants Refinements for BKSK’s New Mixed-Use Building at 466-468 Columbus Avenue, Upper West Side

Demolitions aren’t particularly frequent in historic districts, but it looks like another one is going to happen. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard a proposal to demolish the current building at 466-468 Columbus Avenue, on the Upper West Side, and replace it with a mixed-use building. While the commissioners weren’t ready to approve the proposal, the demolition aspect didn’t seem to be a stumbling block.

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456 Washington Street

Construction Complete on 11-Story, 106-Unit Luxury Rental Building at 456 Washington Street, TriBeCa

Since last fall, when façade work was wrapping up, construction on the 11-story, 106-unit residential building at 456 Washington Street, located on the corner of Watts Street in TriBeCa, has finished. The new building encompasses 186,054 square feet and is home to 106 luxury rental apartments, 22 of which will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. The apartments, averaging 1,330 square feet apiece, range from studios to five-bedrooms.


11 Beach Street

Construction Wrapping on 10-Story, 27-Unit Residential Conversion at 11 Beach Street, TriBeCa

Construction is now wrapping on the transformative 27-unit conversion underway at the 10-story former office building at 11 Beach Street, in TriBeCa. YIMBY can now bring you a photo of the nearly completed project, courtesy of prolific photographer Tectonic. The apartments, which will be condominiums, should average a spacious 3,976 square feet apiece. They will range from three- to five-bedrooms, some of which will come in townhouse-style and penthouse configurations. Amenities include a fitness center, a children’s playroom, an inner courtyard, a landscaped roof deck, and storage space for 14 bikes. Some of the apartments will also feature their own pool. YIMBY revealed renderings of the BKSK Architects-designed project in 2014. Thomas Juul-Hansen is crafting the interiors and HFZ Capital is the developer. Occupancy can probably be expected in the coming months.


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