Ismael Levya Architects

131-141 East 47th Street Tops Out Over Midtown East, Manhattan

Construction has topped out on 131-141 East 47th Street, a 34-story residential skyscraper in Midtown East. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Lex 47th Property Owner LLC, the 500-foot-tall structure will yield 191 condominium units in studio to two-bedroom units, as well as 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Hopson Development Holdings is developing the site, which was purchased from the original developers, New Empire Real Estate. Silverback Development was brought onto the project in 2020 but is now no longer part of the building. Structure Tech New York and Cauldwell Wingate are in charge of building the project, which is located between Lexington and Third Avenues.

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15 Beekman Street Begins Ascent in the Financial District, Manhattan

Construction is rising on 15 Beekman Street, Pace University’s new 27-story expansion in the Financial District. Designed by Manish Chadha of Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by SL Green Realty, the 338-foot-tall tower will yield 213,084 square feet with classrooms, dorm rooms, a dining facility, a library, and a learning center. New Line Structures & Development is the general contractor for the property, which is alternately addressed as 126-132 Nassau Street and is located at the corner of Beekman and Nassau Streets.

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The Alloy Block’s Foundations Continue to Progress at 100 Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn

Work is progressing below grade at 100 Flatbush Avenue, the site of a 44-story residential building in The Alloy Block multi-tower complex in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed and developed by Alloy Development, the 482-foot-tall structure will be joined by a separate 840-foot-tall skyscraper. Urban Atelier Group is the contractor for the project, which is located on a trapezoidal plot bound by Flatbush Avenue to the northeast, State Street to the southwest, and Third Avenue to the northwest.

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Pace University Tower’s Foundations Take Shape at 15 Beekman Street in Financial District, Manhattan

Below-grade work is continuing at 15 Beekman Street, the site of a 27-story academic center and dormitory for Pace University in the Financial District. Designed by Manish Chadha of Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by SL Green Realty, the 338-foot-tall structure will yield 213,084 square feet of classrooms, dorm rooms, a dining facility, a library, and a learning center. The building will also have a cellar, sub-cellar, and a 20-foot-long rear yard. New Line Structures & Development LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Beekman and Nassau Streets and is alternatively addressed as 126-132 Nassau Street.

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RAMSA’s 150 East 78th Street Nears Completion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Construction is nearing completion on 150 East 78th Street, a 16-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects and developed by Midwood Investment & Development and EJS Group, the 205-foot-tall structure will yield 25 units in three- to five-bedroom layouts spread across 68,293 square feet, as well as 3,739 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Ismael Leyva Architects is the executive architect and residential layout designer and Compass Development Marketing Group is handling marketing and sales for the project, which is located at the corner of East 78th Street and Lexington Avenue.

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