Construction Update

Façade Work Continues on BIG’s One High Line at 500 West 18th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan

Façade installation continues on One High Line, a two-tower mixed-use complex at 500 West 18th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Witkoff Group and Access Industries, the 900,000-square-foot project consists of 36- and 26-story towers rising from a shared podium and will yield 236 condominium units, a hotel component, ground-floor retail space, and a public plaza. Witkoff purchased the property, formerly known as The XI, in a foreclosure sale for $900 million and partnered with Access Industries and Monroe Capital to complete the once-stalled development. Suffolk Construction is the new general contractor, Enzo Enea is the landscape architect, and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales and marketing for the project, which is alternately addressed as 76 Eleventh Avenue and stands adjacent to the High Line on a plot bound by West 18th Street to the north, West 17th Street to the south, Tenth Avenue to the east, and West Street to the west.

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540 Waverly Avenue Completes Construction in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Construction is complete on 540 Waverly Avenue, a nine-story residential building in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Designed by Kutnicki Bernstein Architects and developed by The Daten Group, the 117,000-square-foot structure yields 135 rental units spread across 91,000 square feet with 41 residences reserved for affordable housing, 52 parking spaces, and 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The property is located at the corner of Waverly and Atlantic Avenues.

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Anish Kapoor’s Bean Sculpture Unveiled at 56 Leonard Street in Tribeca, Manhattan

Work is finally finished on Anish Kapoor’s mirrored bean sculpture at the base of 56 Leonard Street, an 831-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Tribeca. The 19-foot-tall, 48-foot-long amorphous artwork was unveiled last week beside the main lobby and ground-floor retail space of the 57-story reinforced concrete tower, which was designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Hill West Architects for Alexico Grpup and opened in 2017. Performance Structures was the fabricator for Kapoor’s 40-ton permanent installation, located at the corner of Leonard and Church Streets.

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428 West 19th Street Nears Topping Out in Chelsea, Manhattan

Construction is nearing topping out on 428 West 19th Street, an 11-story residential building in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by BKSK Architects and developed by Anbau Enterprises, which purchased the property for $18.5 million in 2020, the 118-foot-tall structure will yield 32 condominium units with an average scope of 1,463 square feet. Ryder Construction is the general contractor for the project, which is located on an interior lot between Ninth and Tenth Avenues.

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Eastlight Wraps Up Construction at 200 East 34th Street in Kips Bay, Manhattan

Construction is complete on Eastlight, a 34-story residential tower at 200 East 34th Street in Kips Bay. Designed by CetraRuddy Architecture and developed by 200 East 34th LLC, the 388-foot-tall structure yields 135,094 square feet with 144 condominium units in studio to two-bedroom layouts and 2,992 square feet of commercial space on the lower levels. Noble Construction Group was the general contractor for the property, which is located at the southeastern corner of Third Avenue and East 34th Street.

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