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150 East 78th Street Completes Construction on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Construction is complete on 150 East 78th Street, a 16-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects and developed by Midwood Investment & Development and EJS Group, the 205-foot-tall structure yields 68,293 square feet with 25 condominiums and 3,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space with frontage along Lexington Avenue. Compass Development Marketing Group is handling marketing and sales for the three- to five-bedroom homes. Ismael Leyva Architects served as the executive architect and residential layout designer for the building, which is located at the corner of East 78th Street and Lexington Avenue, a short walk from the 6 train at the 79th Street station.

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660 Fifth Avenue’s New Curtain Wall Reaches Roof Parapet in Midtown, Manhattan

Re-cladding work is wrapping up on 660 Fifth Avenue, a 39-story commercial tower in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Brookfield Properties, the project involves extensive interior renovations of the 64-year-old building’s 1.25 million square feet of office space and the complete replacement of its mid-century curtain wall with a more transparent modern envelope. Turner Construction Company is the general contractor for the property, which is located along Fifth Avenue between West 52nd and 53rd Streets and was formerly addressed as 666 Fifth Avenue. The developer is aiming for LEED Gold certification.

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550 Madison Avenue’s Landscaped Public Plaza Nears Completion in Midtown East, Manhattan

Work is nearing completion on the new public plaza adjacent to 550 Madison Avenue, a landmarked 37-story commercial skyscraper in Midtown East. Developed by The Olayan Group and RXR Realty, the 684-foot-tall postmodern building is undergoing a 21,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor renovation, which includes a triple-height steel-framed glass canopy designed by Snøhetta and a revamped lobby designed by Gensler. AECOM Tishman is serving as the general contractor for the project, which is located between East 55th and 56th Streets and is aiming for LEED Platinum and WELL Gold certifications.

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