Permits have been filed for an 11-story mixed-use building at 165 Lexington Avenue in Kips Bay, Manhattan. The site is four blocks away from the 33rd Street subway station, serviced by the 6 trains. Lexington Partners, a private equities firm with $38 billion in total assets, will be responsible for the development.
One Wall Street is in the midst of a huge $1.5 billion makeover as the 51-story Art Deco gem is converted from office use into 566 residential units, topped with a triplex that may fetch $40 million. At street level, significant activity can be seen, as parts of the facade have been removed to make way for the retail section in the building that will bring a Whole Foods to the Financial District.
Back in January of 2017, construction at 685 First Avenue had just reached the fifth floor. In just under two years, the tower and façade have topped out, sales have launched, and completion is expected by the end of the year. Sheldon Solow’s Solow Building Company is developing the 42-story minimalist Murray Hill skyscraper.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 3471 Fulton Street in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. The site is six blocks away from the Crescent Street subway station, serviced by the J trains. Tony Chen of Fulton Tower Associates will be responsible for the development.
Downtown’s residential boom continues apace with the construction of 125 Greenwich Street, which has reached two-thirds of the way to its 912-foot-tall pinnacle on a corner overlooking the World Trade Center memorial. The tower will rise above most of its neighbors in the Financial District, but since it is right across from 1 World Trade Center, it will not make a sizable impact on the skyline. Architect Rafael Viñoly is also responsible for the Midtown supertall 432 Park Avenue.