Permits have yet to be filed for Woodside Green, a mixed-use complex in Elmhurst, Queens, as plans have not been finalized. The Hakimian Organization is credited as the developer of the property following its purchase of construction rights from Piermont Properties in 2018. (Update: According to the developer, it is likely the project will not be called Woodside Green.)
Excavation work has commenced for 29th & 5th, Bjarke Ingels Group‘s proposed skyscraper at 3 West 29th Street in NoMad. Excavators, piling machines, and other construction equipment are in use at the site, which is located just five blocks south of the Empire State Building. Developed by HFZ Capital Group, the future 34-story, 551-foot-tall office tower will yield 300,000 square feet and incorporate shear glass walls and staggered outdoor terraces along the eastern elevation.
Permits have been filed for a 27-story mixed-use building at 24 Boerum Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located between Broadway and Lorimer Street, the lot is steps away from the Broadway subway station, serviced by the G train. The Collective, a London-based co-living real estate company, is listed as the owner behind the applications. The firm will officially launch its first New York City location at Long Island City’s Paper Factory this fall.
The demolition of 270 Park Avenue is progressing in Midtown East, as new scaffolding and netting have been installed on the exterior of the Modernist-style skyscraper. These join the construction elevator and sidewalk scaffolding that were assembled several months ago on the 1.5-million-square-foot, 52-story tower. JPMorgan Chase is the developer and Foster + Partners Architects is the design firm for the upcoming 57-story supertall that will rise in its place. Adamson Associates is listed as the architect of record.
Restoration work on the Equitable Building, aka 120 Broadway, is complete. The historic 104-year-old Beaux Arts skyscraper underwent a two-year, $50 million renovation and recently celebrated the opening of the Bankers Club. The 20,000-square foot space is located on the 40th floor of the 1.9 million-square-foot commercial office building and features an 8,000-square-foot indoor lounge, a cafe, a food hall, and a large, newly built outdoor landscaped rooftop deck for tenants. Beyer Blinder Belle is the design team, while Silverstein Properties is responsible for financing the Financial District project.