Exterior work is moving along at Beckford Tower and Beckford House, a pair of residential buildings in the Yorkville section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Workers are installing the final sections of Brynne Brownstone and Indiana Limestone on Beckford House, located at 301 East 81st Street, also addressed as 1562 Second Avenue, and Beckford Tower at 301 East 80th Street. The project is designed by Studio Sofield and SLCE Architects and is being developed by Icon Realty Management. CM & Associates is in charge of construction management.
Proposals under review by the New York City Planning Commission could spur the development of a 2.4-million-square-foot complex near the East New York waterfront in Brooklyn. From developer Innovative Urban Living and architect PAU, the project would include 13 new buildings with varying heights of two to 17 stories.
Construction has reached street level at 150 East 78th Street, a 205-foot-tall residential project at the corner of East 78th Street and Lexington Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Progress has been swift since YIMBY last stopped by the site in mid-September, when work on the foundations was just beginning. Now a large array of steel rebar await the imminent concrete pour for the ground-floor slab. Designed by Robert Stern Architects and developed by Midwood Investment & Development and EJS Group. The property will yield 25 residences averaging 2,600 square feet apiece.
RockFarmer Properties has launched sales at The Rowan, a new condominium building in Astoria, Queens. The property is located at 21-21 31st Street and is expected to be in full operation by the end of this year. The six-story structure, designed by DXA Studio, is outfitted in light gray brick masonry set above a 210-foot-long glass retail base.
The glass curtain wall is closing in on the final floors of the Virgin Hotel at 1225 Broadway in NoMad. Designed by Stantec and developed by Lam Group, the 476-foot-tall tower will yield 460 hotel rooms and 90,000 square feet of retail within the podium. Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group will be in charge of managing the 300,000-square-foot property.