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New Museum at 235 Bowery, Rendering via OMA Instagram

New Museum’s Expansion Takes Shape at 231 Bowery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

Construction is progressing on the New Museum‘s seven-story expansion at 231 Bowery in the Bowery section of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Designed by Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu of OMA and Cooper Robertson & Partners, the 174-foot-tall annex is rising directly to the south of the SANAA-designed main building, which was originally completed in 2007, and will almost double the institution’s footprint to 115,277 square feet. The 60,000-square-foot addition will connect laterally connect to the current museum and add three gallery floors, an 80-seat restaurant, a larger bookstore, and office space for staff, among other spaces. The property is located at the intersection of Bowery and Spring Street.

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660 Lexington Avenue Continues Ascent in Midtown East, Manhattan

Construction is rising above street level on 660 Lexington Avenue, a 19-story residential building in Midtown East, Manhattan. Designed by Zproekt Architecture and developed and built by Sergey Rybak of Rybak Development under the 660 Lexington Avenue Development LLC, the 233-foot-tall structure will span 52,558 square feet and yield 23 condominium units with an average scope of 2,123 square feet, as well as 2,551 square feet of commercial space, 1,174 square feet of community facility space, and a cellar level. The property is alternately addressed as 133 East 55th Street and located at the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 55th Street.

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280 Eighth Avenue Begins Vertical Ascent in Chelsea, Manhattan

Construction has begun to rise on 280 Eighth Avenue, a 12-story residential building in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Red Apple Group under the RA 280 Development LLC, the 172-foot-tall structure will span 95,561 square feet and yield 104 rental units with an average scope of 650 square feet, of which 28 as designated as affordable housing, as well as 6,083 square feet of retail space, 511 square feet of community facility space, a cellar level, and a 24-foot-long rear yard. The property is situated at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 24th Street.

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Rendering of Brooklyn Anchorage Plaza revitalization, via BerlinRosen

Pickleball and Public Amenity Renovation Planned for Brooklyn Anchorage Plaza In Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

CityPickle, a New York-based pickleball company, has been selected by New York City Parks for the revitalization of Brooklyn Anchorage Plaza in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn. The 60,000-square-foot area, located beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, consists of three sections: Old Fulton Street Yard, Washington Street Yard, and Ash Alley. CityPickle plans to invest $2 million into the revitalization project, and work is expected to begin in 2025.

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