YIMBY Today: Handel Reveals Cornell Tech Campus, Construction Updates, and More

Cornell Tech CampusCornell Tech Campus, image by Handel Architects

Roosevelt Island – Cornell Campus Redevelopment [The Architects Newspaper]: Handel Architects has revealed the design for the first phase of Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island Campus, directly below the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. A 26-story and 500-dorm-unit tower will be the largest portion of the campus, cladded in The Wrap, “a 16-inch-thick, prefabricated façade that passively regulates interior temperature.” Phase one should break ground in March of 2015.

45 Park Place [Curbed]: Preliminary renderings have been revealed for the 39-story and 48-unit residential tower coming to 45 Park Place, in Tribeca. Michel Abboud of SOMA is designing, while Ismael Leyva is serving as the architect of record; the tower is “expected to be complete in 2017.”

42-60 Crescent Street [The Court Square Blog]: A rendering of the 10-story and 40-unit residential project at 42-60 Crescent Street, in Queens Plaza, has been posted on-site, detailing an anticipated completion of late 2015. The design — by SLCE Architects — compliments the industrial history of the area; construction is imminent.

55 Pearl Street [Brownstoner]: Alloy Development’s five-story low-rise residential building — dubbed Dumbo Townhouses —  has risen to the fifth floor at 55 Pearl Street, in Dumbo. The core of the building is constructed of concrete blocks and steel, while the façade is “ductile concrete with wood on the ground floor.” The structure will contain five units.

390 State Street [Commercial Observer]: Adam America Real Estate has acquired the vacant lot of 390 State Street — located on the southeast corner of Bond and State Streets, in Boerum Hill — for $6.05 million. The 6,000 square-foot site is zoned for a measly 12,000 buildable square-feet, and “it’s probably slated for townhouses.”

13 East 47th Street [Wall Street Journal]: Hidrock Realty has purchased a development assemblage spanning 12-14 East 48th Street and 13 East 47th Street for $47 million, “beating out offers from hotel developers.” Plans call for a condominium tower of 31 stories to be built; the existing low-rise buildings, also vacant, are going to be razed to make way for the development spanning “as large as 90,000 square-feet if a recreational facility is included.”

505 West 43rd Street [The Real Deal]: Elad Group has acquired the vacant development site of 505-513 West 43rd Street — located in Hell’s Kitchen above exposed Amtrak tracks — for $43 million. Spanning 20,010 square-feet, the site would “require two permits from the city’s Universal Land Use Review Procedure” for new development.

444 Graham Avenue [DNAinfo NY]: Owner Marino Marble and Tiles is set to begin construction of a seven-story and 56-unit building at 444 Graham Avenue, in Williamsburg. The owners “originally planned to build a 14-story building,” but those plans were shot down by Contextual Rezoning. The site’s predecessor was a warehouse spanning two floors; completion is targeted for 2015.

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