SLCE Architects

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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262 Fifth Avenue Soars Higher Above NoMad, Manhattan 

The fifth-tallest building under construction in New York is 262 Fifth Avenue, an 860-foot-tall residential skyscraper in NoMad, Manhattan. Designed by Meganom with SLCE Architects as the executive architect and developed by Boris Kuzinez of Five Points Development under the Five Points 262 Project LLC, the 56-story structure will yield 26 condominiums with an average scope of 3,200 square feet, including at least one quadruplex unit. GEA Consulting Engineers is the MEP engineer and CM & Associates Construction Management is the general contractor for the project, which located on a 5,000-square-foot plot on the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 29th Street.

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Housing Lottery Launches for 266 West 96th Street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

The affordable housing lottery has launched for 266 West 96th Street, a 23-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Fetner Properties, the structure yields 171 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 52 units for residents at 70 to 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $40,526 to $198,250.

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98 DeKalb Avenue Rises in Fort Greene, Brooklyn 

The 11th-tallest building on our year-end construction countdown is 98 DeKalb Avenue, a 610-foot-tall residential skyscraper rising in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Rockrose Development, the 49-story structure will span 418,092 square feet and yield 609 residential units and 3,775 square feet of commercial space. 180 Ashland GC LLC is the general contractor for the project, which is alternately addressed as 180 Ashland Place and located at the corner of DeKalb Avenue and Ashland Place.

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The Italic’s Glass Curtain Wall Progresses at 26-32 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens

The 14th-tallest building on our year-end countdown is The Italic, a 526-foot-tall residential skyscraper at 26-32 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by American Lions, a joint venture between Fetner Properties and NY Lions Group, the 50-story structure will span 384,043 square feet and yield 363 rental units in studio to three-bedroom layouts, with 109 reserved for affordable housing, as well as 19,923 square feet of commercial space. Hunter Roberts Construction Group is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by Dutch Kills Street and an elevated roadway of the Queensboro Bridge to the northeast and Purves Street to the southwest.

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