One of the most highly anticipated skyscrapers in Manhattan’s history has finally reached its peak architectural height. Two American flags have been fastened to the top of the tower in Midtown, announcing that the full topping-out has now occurred. This differs from the mid-June topping out event that architect Jean Nouvel attended, since that was to celebrate construction reaching the peak habitable height. Hines is responsible for the development.
Permits have been filed for a fourteen-story assisted living facility at 1622-1632 York Avenue in Yorkville, Manhattan. The site is just one block from Carl Schurz Park, home to the Gracie Mansion, the official home of the Mayor of New York City. Two avenues away is the 86th Street subway station, serviced by the N and Q trains. The Engel Burman Group is behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 1389 Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The site is one block away from the Gates Avenue subway station, serviced by the J and Z trains. Erik Ekstein of Ekstein Development will be responsible for the development.
New renderings are out for Bedford Union Armory’s redevelopment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. BFC Partners and the nonprofit NYC Economic Development Corporation, whose mission is to spur economic growth in the city, will be developing the project jointly. The site is three blocks from the 2, 3, 4, and 5 subway trains at the Franklin Avenue station. Permits filed four months ago for a fifteen-story building are still pending approval.
Permits have been filed for a three-story mixed-use building at 28-57 45th Street, in a mostly residential part of Astoria, Queens. Seven blocks away is the 46th Street subway station, serviced by the E, M and R trains. Alex Lamartina will be responsible for the development.