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125 West 57th Street’s Glass Façade Begins Installation in Midtown, Manhattan

Construction is rising on 125 West 57th Street, a 26-story commercial building on Billionaires’ Row in MidtownManhattan. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Alchemy-ABR Investment Partners and Cain International, the 440-foot-tall structure will span 260,000 square feet and yield 185,000 square feet of Class A office space, 7,000 square feet of retail space, and a new home for the Calvary Baptist Church, which has operated on the site since 1883 and sold the property to the developers for $150 million in 2017. Leading Builders Group is the general contractor for the project, which is located on an interior lot between Sixth and Seventh Avenues between Christian de Portzamparc‘s One57 and SHoP Architects111 West 57th Street.

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Foundation Work Progresses for 740 Eighth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan

At number two on our year-end countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in New York is 740 Eighth Avenue, a 1,067-foot mixed-use supertall skyscraper in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by ODA with SLCE Architects as the architect of record and developed by Extell, the 52-story structure will span 776,000 square feet with an 825-room hotel on the lower half and a public observatory with a drop ride attraction above. The property will also feature lower-level retail space, a restaurant on two of the upper floors, and a pool deck for hotel guests. Lendlease is the general contractor, WSP is the structural engineer, and Ancora Engineering is handling excavation and foundations for the project, which is located along Eighth Avenue between West 45th and 46th Streets on the border of Times Square and Hell’s Kitchen.

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Rendering of 50 West 66th Street - Snøhetta

Snøhetta’s 50 West 66th Street Climbs Higher Above Manhattan’s Upper West Side

The seventh-tallest building on our year-end construction countdown is 50 West 66th Street, a 775-foot-tall residential skyscraper on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by Snøhetta with SLCE Architects as the executive architect and developed by Extell and Tennor Holding, the 69-story structure will yield 127 condominium units and claim the title as the tallest building in the neighborhood. Lendlease is the general contractor for the project, which is located on an interior lot between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West with frontage on both West 65th and West 66th Streets.

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1118 Fulton Street’s Brick Façade Takes Shape in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Exterior work is progressing on 1118 Fulton Street, a six-story mixed-use building in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Designed by JFA and developed by Threefold Developers under the 1118 Fulton St LLC, the 80-foot-tall structure will span 11,718 square feet and yield 11 units with an average scope of 837 square feet, as well as ground-floor and cellar-level commercial space, bicycle parking, amenities, and mezzanines on the fifth and sixth stories. HP Building Management INC is the general contractor for the property, which is located on an interior lot between Casson and Franklin Avenues.

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43-30 24th Street Continues its Ascent Over Long Island City, Queens

At number eight on our year-end countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in New York is 43-30 24th Street, a 731-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Carmel Partners, the 66-story structure will yield 921 units with an average scope of 910 square feet, as well as 17,400 square feet of ground-retail space. Carmel Construction East is the general contractor for project, which is bound by 43rd Avenue to the north, 44th Road to the south, 24th Street to the east, and 23rd Street to the west.

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