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Finalists Announced for Governors Island’s Center for Climate Solutions Design Competition

The Trust for Governors Island has revealed four universities and design teams that will move forward in a design competition to construct and operate a new climate research and educational complex on the southern tip of the island. The complex will debut as the Center for Climate Solutions and will support the research, development, and demonstration of equitable climate solutions for New York City that can be scaled and applied globally.

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Excavation Progresses at 155-165 West 29th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan

Excavation has begun at 155-165 West 29th Street, the site of a 17-story self-storage facility in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by Mancini Duffy and developed by Highland Development Ventures LLC and The Davis Companies, which purchased the land in early 2021 for $62.5 million, the nearly 180,00-square-foot structure will stand 223 feet tall between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. Div West 29th Street LLC is the owner, Cauldwell Wingate is the contractor, and McNamara Salvia is the structural engineer for the project. Construction financing totals $84 million and was provided by Santander Bank, N.A. and United Overseas Bank.

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Conceptual Rendering of the Vale Restoration - Prospect Park Alliance

Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces $40M Fund to Restore the Vale of Cashmere in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a $40 million allocation of funds to restore the historic Children’s Pool and the former Rose Garden in Prospect Park’s Vale of Cashmere. The capital fund is the largest single allocation for maintenance, upkeep, and restoration since 1867, when Brooklyn’s most historic park first opened to the public.

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