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Safety Netting Assembly Progresses On Thomas Heatherwick’s ‘Vessel’ Sculpture in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

Remediation work is taking shape across the exterior of The Vessel in Hudson Yards, Manhattan, where netting is being installed for visitor safety. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick of Heatherwick Studio and developed by Related Companies, the 15-story, 150-foot-tall attraction opened in March 2019 but was shuttered in July 2021 after four guests leapt to their deaths from the platforms of the honeycomb-shaped structure. The safety system will incorporate steel mesh netting stretched from metal supports to close the gaps between its network of interconnecting staircases.

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Housing Lottery Launches for 341 West 38th Street in Midtown, Manhattan

The affordable housing lottery has launched for 341 West 38th Street, a 19-story residential building in the Garment District of Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Stephen B. Jacobs Group and developed by Central Properties LLC, the structure yields 112 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 30 units for residents at 40 to 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $31,612 to $218,010.

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126 East 57th Street Climbs Higher Above Midtown East, Manhattan 

Construction continues to rise on 126 East 57th Street, a 28-story residential tower on Billionaires’ Row in Midtown East, Manhattan. Designed by ODA Architecture and developed by MRR Development under the MRR 1326 LLC, the 346-foot-tall structure will yield 147 condominium units with an average scope of 1,156 square feet, as well as 5,000 square feet of lower-level retail space. The property is located at the corner of East 56th Street and Lexington Avenue, with a narrow panhandle extension to East 57th Street.

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660 Lexington Avenue Continues Ascent in Midtown East, Manhattan

Construction is rising above street level on 660 Lexington Avenue, a 19-story residential building in Midtown East, Manhattan. Designed by Zproekt Architecture and developed and built by Sergey Rybak of Rybak Development under the 660 Lexington Avenue Development LLC, the 233-foot-tall structure will span 52,558 square feet and yield 23 condominium units with an average scope of 2,123 square feet, as well as 2,551 square feet of commercial space, 1,174 square feet of community facility space, and a cellar level. The property is alternately addressed as 133 East 55th Street and located at the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 55th Street.

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