Façade installation is getting closer to completion on 227 West Street, a two-tower residential development in the 22-acre Greenpoint Landing development along the East River in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by OMA and Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the 30- and 40-story towers will yield 745 rental units, with 30 percent planned as “income-targeted” apartments, marketed in accordance with the Affordable Housing New York program. James Corner Field Operations is the landscape architect, DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer, Thornton Tomasetti is the façade consultant, and Highbury Concrete is responsible for building the 450- and 351-foot tall reinforced concrete superstructures, located off the corner of Eagle and West Streets.
Construction is rising on 55 Suffolk Street, a 30-story mixed-use building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Designed by Dattner Architects and developed by Gotham Organization, the 310-foot-tall structure is part of the two-building Broome Street Development complex along with the 16-story 64 Norfolk Street. The complex will span 387,223 square feet and yield 488 rental units, of which 43 percent will be dedicated to permanently affordable housing. Monadnock Construction, Inc. is the general contractor for both developments, which are being built near the intersection of Broome and Norfolk Streets.
The Jackson Group recently sold 2970 Third Avenue, a 25,000-square-foot retail property in the South Bronx, to 5 Boro Real Estate Partners for $8.75 million. The new owners intend to redevelop the property into a 100,000-square-foot mixed-use building.
Construction has topped out on Parcel F, a 57-story 559-foot tall skyscraper in the Gotham Point development in Hunters Point South, Queens. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Gotham Organization, RiseBoro Community Partnership, Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the reinforced concrete structure will yield 689 units alongside a 1,100-seat Intermediate High School built by the School Construction Authority, and Parcel G, its 33-story, 336-foot tall, 443-unit sibling. Gotham Point is located at the confluence of the East River and Newtown Creek, bound by Center Boulevard to the north, 56th Avenue to the east, and 57th Avenue to the west. Handel Architects is also the interior designer while BHDM did the interior for the model apartment only.
UliPath, a global automation software company, is the latest tenant to set up shop at One Vanderbilt, one of the most coveted commercial office towers in Midtown, Manhattan. SL Green Realty, Manhattan’s largest office landlord, closed on the 15-year full-floor lease at the end of September.