Construction Update

69-02 Queens Boulevard Tops Out in Woodside, Queens

Construction has topped out on 69-02 Queens Boulevard, a pair of 12- and 15-story mixed-use buildings on the border of Elmhurst and Woodside, Queens. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed in partnership with the New York City School Construction Authority and Madison Realty Capital, the 500,000-square-foot complex will yield 478 mixed-income apartments, a public school, and retail and public outdoor space. McNamara Salvia is the structural engineer and Omnibuild is the general contractor for the project, which is located on a plot of land bound by Queens Boulevard to the north, 69th Street to the east, 70th Street to the west and 47th Avenue to the south.

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FÖRENA’s Façade Nears Completion at 540 Sixth Avenue in Chelsea, Manhattan

Exterior work is wrapping up on FÖRENA, a 12-story residential building at 540 Sixth Avenue in Chelsea. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by Landsea Homes and DNA Development, the 80,000-square-foot structure will yield 50 units in one- to three-bedroom layouts marketed by Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes of The Eklund Gomes Team and The Tuinstra Davis Team at Douglas Elliman, with pricing starting at $1.575 million. Ryder Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of West 14th Street and Sixth Avenue.

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2551-2555 Broadway’s Façade Continues to Take Shape on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Façade work is continuing on 2551-2555 Broadway, a 22-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen with Stephen B. Jacobs Group as the architect of record and developed by Paragon JV Properties III, the 276,578-square-foot structure will yield 130 units averaging 1,660 square feet each as well as 9,080 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Leeding Builders Group is the general contractor and RC Structures is the concrete contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Broadway and West 96th Street.

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PENN 2’s Cantilevering Expansion Takes Shape at Two Penn Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan

Renovation work and construction continue on PENN 2, a 31-story commercial tower at Two Penn Plaza in Midtown. Designed by MdeAS Architects and developed by Vornado Realty Trust, the project involves the interior overhaul and re-cladding of the 412-foot-tall, 1.61 million-square-foot structure, as well as the construction of a multi-story cantilevering addition. PENN 2 is one component in the Penn District revitalization scheme that calls for the erection and redevelopment of several buildings surrounding Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. Turner Construction Company is the general contractor for the property, which is located along Seventh Avenue between West 31st and 33rd Streets.

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2330 Broadway’s Red Brick Façade Takes Shape on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Façade installation is progressing on 2330 Broadway, an 18-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Welltower and Hines, the 109,315-square-foot structure will yield 162 units averaging 674 square feet, with half reserved for seniors with memory and cognitive disorders. The property will also offer supportive programming with a focus on memory care. Hunter Robert Construction Group is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of Broadway and West 85th Street.

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