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World Trade Center Transit Hub

World Trade Center Transit Hub Receiving Finishing Touches, Financial District

Last October, construction was making quick progress at the World Trade Center Transit Hub, dubbed the Oculus, and the structure is now receiving its finishing touches. Platform B of the PATH’s WTC station has now opened to the public, and Platform C is currently being reconstructed. According to Curbed, glass installation for the structure’s skylight is also underway.

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611 West 56th Street

35-Story Condo Building At 611 West 56th Street Will Have 80 Units

A 35-story, 80-unit condominium tower, currently in the design stage, is planned at 611 West 56th Street, also known as 823 11th Avenue, in Midtown West. The building will span 162,000 square feet and stand 420 feet in height, according to Dezeen, and Álvaro Siza is designing. Sumaida + Khurana is co-developing with LENY, and construction is slated to begin in 2016, with completion in 2018. Gabellini Sheppard is designing the interiors, while SLCE Architects will serve as the architect of record. A six-story building will need to be demolished first.



143 East 60th Street

Development Assemblage At 143 East 60th Street In Contract, Midtown East

Only placed on the market earlier this month, Kuafu Properties is in contract to acquire the development assemblage spanning 143-161 East 60th Street, on the northern edge of Midtown East, for more than $300 million. A 280,000 square-foot residential building with a retail portion could be accommodated at the site, and rumor has it that condominiums are likely planned. Six low-rise buildings — the largest being 11 stories — currently occupy the site.


13 East 128th Street

Six-Story, Six-Unit Building Planned At 13 East 128th Street, East Harlem

Exclusive Homes New York, LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, six-unit residential building at the vacant lot at 13 East 128th Street, in northern East Harlem, between 5th and Madison avenues. The building will measure 6,555 square feet, which works out to units measuring an average of nearly 1,100 square feet. Per Schedule A, each residence will have their own floor, and condos appear likely. Issac & Stern Architects is designing.


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