Construction has topped out on 139 Bowery, a 14-story mixed-use building in the Bowery section of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Designed by Raymond Chan Architects and developed by Global Joint Venture, the structure will yield 16 residential units, ground-floor retail space, a 550-square-foot medical facility, and commercial office space spanning floors two through five. Mandarin Enterprises is the general contractor for the building, which is located between Broome and Grand Streets.
Construction is rising on 241 West 28th Street, a 22-story residential project in Chelsea. Designed by COOKFOX for MAG Partners, Atalaya, Safanad, and Qualitas, the 248,000-square-foot two-tower development will yield 479 units with 30 percent reserved for low- and middle-income households. King Contracting Group is doing the brick work and Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the complex, which is located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.
YIMBY attended the recent unveiling of the newly renovated lobby of 550 Madison Avenue, a 37-story, 684-foot-tall office skyscraper in Midtown East. Designed by Gensler and developed by The Olayan Group and RXR Realty, the project involves a 21,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor overhaul of the 1984 postmodern landmark from Philip Johnson and John Burgee. In addition to the updated lobby, which features an art installation from Polish-German contemporary visual artist Alicja Kwade called Solid Sky, the undertaking will also provide a new café, elevated and ground-level landscaping, expanded seating with additional tables, and public restrooms. 550 Madison Avenue spans between East 55th and 56th Streets.
SCALE Lending recently provided $65.9 million in financing to facilitate the completion of a new 19-story residential building at 26-25 Fourth Street in Astoria, Queens. Designed by J Frankl Associates and developed by Bruman Realty, the 289,000-square-foot structure will stand 204 feet tall and yield 165 rental apartments, 38,000 square feet of retail space, and a 101-vehicle parking garage on a lot between 26th and 27th Avenues.
Façade work is rapidly progressing on the recently topped-out 150 West 48th Street, a 418-foot-tall, 38-story triple-brand Hilton hotel tower in Times Square. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed by Sam Chang of McSam Hotel Group, the 320,000-square-foot structure will yield 1,046 hotel rooms with a Hampton Inn, a Home 2 Suites, and a Motto Hotel, Hilton’s newest brand of micro-hotels. McSam Hotel Group purchased the Midtown, Manhattan site from Rockefeller Group in early 2019 for $140 million, and also received a $250 loan before construction broke ground last year. Omnibuild is in charge of erecting the tower, which is located by the corner of West 48th Street and Seventh Avenue.