This month Long Island University and RXR Realty celebrated the commencement of a multimillion-dollar capital improvement project at the institution’s Downtown Brooklyn campus. Located near the buzzing intersection of Flatbush and Dekalb Avenues, the improvement plan arrives as part of an initiative to modernize existing academic and recreational facilities.
Permits have been filed for a five-story mixed-use building at 228 55th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Located between 2nd Avenue and the Gowanus Expressway, the lot is two blocks from the 53rd Street subway station, serviced by the R train. Hua Wen under the 228 United Realty LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story mixed-use building at 604 East 40th Street in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located between Avenue D and Foster Avenue, the lot is near the Newkirk Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. RiseBoro Community Partnership is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Hunters Point Library at 47-07 Center Boulevard in Long Island City is finally open. The five-story, Steven Holl Architects-designed structure features a soaring atrium with a winding circulation pattern of programs that encompass each level and concludes with a public outdoor rooftop terrace. The bright white architecturally finished concrete walls and oversized abstract windows create a bold juxtaposition with the surrounding architectural language along the East River.
Construction is moving along on a pair of residential buildings at the Hunters Point South Towers development in Hunters Point, Queens. Workers are preparing to pour the fourth floor of what will become a 46-story, 394-unit structure at 52-41 Center Boulevard, while rebar is protruding from the site of the taller, 56-story tower at 52-03 Center Boulevard in preparation for the formation of the ground floor columns and walls. TF Cornerstone is the developer of the complex, which is designed by ODA Architecture with SLCE Architects as the architect of record.