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Aerial render of Queens Plaza Park looking west towards Manhattan, from The Durst Organization

Sven’s Glass Façade Nears Completion at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City, Queens

Curtain wall work is nearing completion on Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, a 762-foot-tall skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City and number 17 on our countdown of the tallest projects underway in the city. Designed by Handel Architects for The Durst Organization, the 67-story project is the second-tallest structure in Queens and will yield 978,000 square feet of mixed-use space. Selldorf Architects is serving as the interior designer, Hunter Roberts as the general contractor, and Jaros, Baum & Bolles Engineering is handling the required mechanical systems. The project is aiming for LEED certification.

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Façade Work Wrapping Up on 537 Summit Avenue, Journal Squared’s Tallest Tower in Jersey City

Exterior work is wrapping up on 537 Summit Avenue, a 754-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Jersey City‘s Journal Squared development and number 18 on our annual end-of-year construction countdown. Designed by HWKN/Hollwich Kushner and Handel Architects and developed by Kushner Real Estate Group, the building is the tallest in the three-tower complex.

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Overview, rendering courtesy the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation Secures A Wave of New Leases in Former Industrial Complex

Despite the anticipated slowdown of commercial real estate, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, or BDNYC, is reporting more than 160,000 square feet of new commercial leases within the former industrial complex. This figure does not include an additional 81,000 square feet of lease renewals and an unspecified inventory in their 2021 pipeline.

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$2 Billion Flushing Waterfront District Development Gets Green Light

Last week, the New York City Council approved a Flushing waterfront development set to cost $2 billion. The massive mixed-use project, which includes housing, commercial retail and office space, and hotel lodging, is being developed by a joint partnership between United Construction & Development Group, F&T Group, and Young Nian Group. The master plan, designed by Hill West Architects, will develop 29 acres of land bound by Flushing Creek, Northern Boulevard, College Point Boulevard, and Roosevelt Avenue, as well as upgrade the neighborhood’s public waterfront access.

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