The upper blocks of the Upper East Side are only just starting to sprout legitimately Manhattan-scaled skyscrapers, and what will soon become the tallest in the neighborhood, at 180 East 88th Street, is now rapidly rising. The tower is being developed by DDG, which also does their design in-house, though HTO Architect is listed as the architect of record on the permits.
Construction is now 15 stories above street level on the taller tower of the two-building, 1,115-unit mixed-use project at 22-44 Jackson Avenue, located in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Foundation work is underway on the shorter tower. The structure can be seen thanks to aerial photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the entire complex will encompass 1,209,884 square feet.
New renderings have been revealed of the redesigned eight-story, 22-unit mixed-use project under development at 75 First Avenue, located between East Fourth and Fifth streets in the East Village. The project’s developer, Colonnade Group, is expecting the building’s condominiums to sell for a combined $42 million, The Real Deal reported. The latest building permits indicate the structure will encompass 30,058 square feet and rise 80 feet to its main roof.
Construction is now two stories above street level—a two-story increase since the end of May—on the two-towered, 48- and 41-story, 1,115-unit mixed-use development replacing 5Pointz at 22-44 Jackson Avenue, in the Court Square section of Long Island City. The latest photos of the site can be seen at The Court Square Blog. The entire complex will encompass 1,209,884 square feet, including 39,765 square feet of commercial space on the ground and cellar levels. Some of that space will be for 20 artists’ studios. The residential units will be rentals averaging 876 square feet apiece. Twenty percent of them, or 223 units, will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. G&M Realty is the developer and HTO Architect is behind the architecture. Completion is expected towards the end of 2017.
After 123 years in business, the Modell pawn shop chain is moving to redevelop its stores. The company has filed plans to build a 15-story building at 139 East 23rd Street, where its Kips Bay shop currently stands.