At the beginning of this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a major redevelopment initiative for the area surrounding New York City’s Pennsylvania Station. Referred to as the “Empire State Complex,” the project team is now completing a final scope of work, which will take into consideration the many comments received from community activists, experts, and officials since a scoping meeting on July 20, 2020.
The finishing touches are wrapping up on the Verizon Tech Executive Education Center and the adjoining Graduate Hotel at 22 North Loop Road on Roosevelt Island. Designed by Snøhetta, the 18-story hotel is managed by Graduate Hotels and will contain 224 rooms, while the four-story education center will feature a number of spaces for academic conferences, executive programs, seminars, and workshops. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the master planner and Hudson Companies, Related Companies, and Brookfield are developing the entire Cornell Tech campus, which sits just south of the Queensboro Bridge’s central span.
Construction is nearing the halfway mark on the much-anticipated Student Housing and University Center at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Design Collective and Wallace Roberts and Todd are the designers of the development, which consists of 16- and 18-story towers that rise from a three-story 70,000-square-foot base. The project aims to house 994 students, helping accommodate Steven’s projected campus population of 3,500.
28 & 7‘s reinforced concrete superstructure is nearing the halfway mark at 322-326 Seventh Avenue, in Chelsea. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Klövern and GDS Development, the 12-story class-A office building has made swift progress since YIMBY’s last visit in November, when excavation and piling work had only recently begun. Triton Construction is in charge of building the structure, which is located at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and West 28th Street.
The City of Yonkers is set to launch one of its largest investment initiatives to transform the downtown center into a vibrant mixed-use hub of commerce and residency. New developments will be primarily located at the confluence of the Hudson and Saw Mill Rivers.