Two residential buildings on Manhattan’s Upper East Side are steadily progressing toward completion. Beckford House, located at 301 East 81st Street, also addressed as 1562 Second Avenue, and Beckford Tower at 301 East 80th Street are both topped out and installation of their brick and stone façades is nearly finished. Located in the neighborhood of Yorkville, the projects are designed by Studio Sofield and SLCE Architects and developed by Icon Realty Management. CM & Associates is in charge of construction management.
Installation of the sculptural windows on Thomas Heatherwick‘s Highline residential project Lantern House is moving along at 515 West 18th Street in Chelsea. Almost all of the bulbous windows are in place on the shorter ten-story structure, with only the portion behind the exterior mechanical hoist awaiting completion. Meanwhile, the windows are gradually ascending the taller 21-story reinforced concrete structure between the perimeter of hand-laid brick walls. Related Companies is the developer and SLCE Architects is the architect of record for the project.
A lot of progress has been made on 368 Third Avenue in Kips Bay since YIMBY’s last visit in mid-June, when excavation was still ongoing for the 35-story mixed-use residential tower. Today, the reinforced concrete structure is approaching the halfway mark and is gaining increasing prominence over the surrounding neighborhood. The 388-foot-tall, 145,000-square-foot structure is located between East 26th Street and East 27th Street and is being designed by SLCE Architects. Minrav Development purchased the site from Continental Ventures and Itzhaki Acquisitions for $64 million. The development will yield 100 apartments, averaging around 1,110 square feet apiece.
The reinforced concrete superstructure of 555 West 22nd Street has quickly reached the tenth floor in Chelsea, and work shows no signs of slowing down. These large lower floor plates take up nearly the entire span of the property, while the next 16 floors will be smaller and form the main tower. Robert A. M. Stern Architects is the designer and Related Companies is the developer of the 26-story condominium project. SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. This will become the second Chelsea residential project for Robert A.M. Stern’s design firm and will contain a total of 39 units, averaging around 2,245 square feet apiece.
Developers and city officials recently gathered at 405 Dumont Avenue to celebrate the commencement of construction on a new 100-percent affordable housing project. The development is known as Van Dyke III and is situated within the Van Dkye Houses campus in Brownsville, Brooklyn.