Excavation is progressing at 126 East 57th Street, the site of a 28-story residential building on Billionaires’ Row in Midtown East, Manhattan. Designed by ODA Architecture and developed by MRR Development under the MRR 1326 LLC, the 346-foot-tall structure will yield 147 condominium units spread across 170,000 square feet with interiors by Gabellini Sheppard, as well as 5,000 square feet of lower-level retail space. WSP USA is the engineer and Plaza Buildings is the general contractor for the project, which is being constructed on an L-shaped parcel at the corner of East 56th Street and Lexington Avenue. The narrow panhandle section of the building’s footprint will extend north to East 57th Street. ODA is also in charge of designing the interiors.
The JACX, a dual-tower commercial development from Tishman Speyer, is now home to Sushi Nikko, the latest addition to the building’s bi-level food hall JACX&CO. Located 28-07 Jackson Avenue, the omakase-style sushi counter and restaurant is on the JACX&CO mezzanine level.
Demolition is nearly complete at 343 Madison Avenue, the site of a 49-story commercial skyscraper in Midtown East, Manhattan. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Boston Properties, the 844-foot-tall structure will yield 750,400 square feet of office space, ground-floor retail, and multiple cellar levels. Titan Industrial Services is the demolition contractor for the property, which is bound by East 45th Street to the north, East 44th Street to the south, and Madison Avenue to the west.
Work has begun on the renovation and hotel conversion of the Coney Island Shore Theater, a seven-story historic building at 1301 Surf Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Designed by Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects and developed by PYE Properties, the project will transform the derelict 98-year-old structure into a hotel with guest amenities and ground-floor retail space. The property is located at the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues and has sat abandoned since the early 1970s.
Construction has reached street level at 44-01 Northern Boulevard, the site of a 13-story residential building in Astoria, Queens. Located on a triangular parcel bordered by Northern Boulevard and 44th Street, the building will contain a mix of rental apartments, retail space, and a parking garage.