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Green Roof Construction Progresses at 341 Ninth Avenue in West Chelsea, Manhattan

Construction is progressing on Manhattan’s largest outdoor roof deck atop the ten-story 341 Ninth Avenue in West Chelsea. Tishman Speyer and the United States Post Office are working together to redevelop the 2.2-million-square-foot building, known as the Morgan North Postal Facility, which was originally completed in 1933 and occupies a full block from Ninth to Tenth Avenues and West 29th to West 30th Streets. Upon completion, the structure will not only boast a 2.5-acre landscaped rooftop, but also more than 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail along Ninth Avenue and newly renovated and modernized office floors. CBRE represented USPS in prior negotiations with Tishman Speyer for the project. King Contracting Group is handling the removal and replacement of the main roof on the seventh floor, totaling 150,000 square feet.

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Completed view of Archer Green - Photo by Dominique Sindayiganza

Archer Green Affordable Housing Complex Debuts at 92-23 168th Street in Jamaica, Queens

Developers, elected officials, and local community leaders recently gathered to celebrate the completion of Archer Green, a new 100 percent affordable housing complex in Jamaica, Queens. The property is located at 92-23 168th Street and introduces 387 affordable housing units, a parking garage designed to accommodate 130 vehicles, a low-cost Aldi supermarket, and a 15,000-square-foot community center.

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Rendering of 5203 and 5241 Center Boulevard in Hunter's Point South, Queens - Courtesy of TF Cornerstone

52-03 Center Boulevard’s Exterior Nears Completion in Hunters Point South, Queens

Number 27 on YIMBY’s construction countdown is 52-03 Center Boulevard, a 587-foot-tall, 56-story residential skyscraper in the two-tower Hunter’s Point South complex. Developer TF Cornerstone recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the master plan, which is designed by ODA Architects with SLCE Architects as the architect of record and includes the 46-story, 475-foot-tall 52-41 Center Boulevard. The mixed-use property sits along the East River and is bound by Center Boulevard to the west, Borden Avenue to the north, 2nd Street to the east, and 54th Avenue to the south.

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New Ground-Floor Cladding Revealed at Two Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan

Work is wrapping up on Two Bryant Park, a 15-story commercial building at 1100 Avenue of the Americas in in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by MdeAS Architects and developed by Brookfield Properties, the project involved the re-cladding and interior renovation of the 386,190-square-foot midcentury office structure. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the property, which is located on Sixth Avenue between West 42nd and 43rd Streets.

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