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New Renderings Revealed for 200 Montague Street As Revised Plan Heads Back to LPC, in Borough Hall

New York City-based architecture firm Beyer Blinder Belle has returned to the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission with revised proposals to construct a new high-rise development within Brooklyn’s Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District. The building was formerly referred to as 192 Montague Street, but has been presented to the commission on the second try as 200 Montague Street.

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Updated rendering of 760 Madison Avenue - COOKFOX Architects

COOKFOX Returns to LPC With Alterations for Armani Flagship at 760 Madison Avenue

This week, COOKFOX Architects appeared before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission with proposals to alter previously approved designs for the new Giorgio Armani flagship boutique and residences. Located at 760 Madison Avenue on the corner of East 65th Street, the new development will rise 12 stories. The Armani boutique will occupy the lower levels of the structure with 19 residences positioned above. Alterations pertain exclusively to the exterior massing and materials of the building’s façade and were reportedly inspired by existing historic properties in the surrounding Upper East Side neighborhood.

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Cantilevering One South First Tops Out Over Domino Park, in Williamsburg

Construction has topped out on One South First, formally called 260 Kent Avenue, in the Williamsburg waterfront development of Domino Park. This is the second new structure to rise from the master plan that aims to revitalize the site of the Domino Sugar factory. The reinforced concrete building now stands 435 feet high and will soon yield 330 rentals, 66 affordable units, and 150,000 square feet of office space among 22 floors, as well as 13,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. COOKFOX is the architect of the tower while Two Trees Management is the developer.

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First Glass Panels Installed on FXCollaborative’s 77 Greenwich Street, in Financial District

The first reflective glass panels have begun going up on the southern façade of 77 Greenwich Street in the Financial District. These will eventually cover the entire 350-foot-tall residential section that sits above a 150-foot retail and grade school podium. The 42-story mixed-use skyscraper is being designed by FXCollaborativeTrinity Place Holdings is the developer, while Deborah Berke Partners is in charge of the interior design. Sales have also launched for the 90 condominium units, which will range from one- to four-bedroom homes.  Pricing begins at $1.78 million for a one-bedroom residence.

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1568 Broadway, Rendering courtesy of ARX Solutions

1568 Broadway Begins Billboard Removal Ahead of Structural Demolition, in Times Square

Black shrouds and scaffolding have gone up over 1568 Broadway’s lower floors as crews begin the process of removing its Times Square-facing billboards and marquees. Meanwhile, workers are beginning to gut the interiors of the 470-foot-tall tower ahead of its imminent demolition. Built in 1990, the current DoubleTree hotel will eventually make way for a new 46-story DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. The proposed 550,000-square-foot development, which will be called TSX Broadway, will preserve of the 106-year-old Palace Theatre by raising it three stories up from the ground floor, making way for retail space. The $2.5 billion project is being developed by L&L Holding CompanyMaefield Development, and Fortress Investment Group. The site was previously purchased for $450 million.

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