It’s time for the yearly Design Challenge competition by Metals in Construction magazine, a publication of the Steel and Ornamental Metal Institutes of New York. The goal each year is to generate ideas about the role of architecture in helping to solve social problems. This year the challenge with a $15,000 grand prize is to redevelop a New York City office tower for market-rate housing.
Foundations are approaching street level at 30 India Street, the site of a six-story residential building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by JWC Architect Engineer and developed by Miriam and Ken Chan of 32 Tower LLC, which purchased the property for $7.15 million in 2006, the 67-foot-tall structure will yield 52 rental apartments spread across 42,500 square feet, as well as 3,500 square feet of commercial space and 850 square feet of community facility space. Titan Realty & Construction is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of India and West Streets.
New Jersey governor Phil Murphy and Netflix have reached a deal that will allow the company to redevelop a 292-acre parcel in Oceanport into a sprawling production campus. Located along Route 35, the property was formerly operated by the United States Army as the Fort Monmouth County defense post, and officially decommissioned between 2011 and 2012.
Construction has broken ground on a new seven-acre Neuroscience Research Complex at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Cold Spring Harbor, a small waterfront hamlet in Suffolk County, Long Island. The complex will add three new buildings and more than 36,000 square feet of labs and research facilities to the campus, which conducts research on developmental neurological disorders like autism and neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Demolition permits have been filed for four buildings at 413-421 Ninth Avenue in Midtown West, Manhattan. The assembly of three four-story buildings and one two-story building is owned by Amit Patel of Cove Property Group under the CBP Hudson Avenue Owner LLC.