525 East 73rd Street [New York Post]: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is hoping to complete “the $226 million purchase [of the development site] soon” at 525 East 73rd Street, on the Upper East Side; the hospital can’t begin construction of the 1.2 million square-foot and 450- and 340-foot-tall medical complex expansion until the deal has closed.
14-01 Broadway [Queens Courier]: New York Lions Group has released renderings of their planned eight-story and 77-unit residential building of 73,500 square feet, to span 14-01 – 14-19 Broadway, in Astoria. Dubbed The Baron, construction is to “begin shortly” for a scheduled completion by September of 2016. Demolition of two existing single-story structures is almost complete, and Raymond Chan is designing.
331 East Houston Street [EV Grieve]: Halpern Real Estate Ventures’ 12-story and 78-unit residential building, spanning 327-331 East Houston Street, has topped-out, with façade installation now imminent. Stephen B. Jacobs is designing, and the building will be “a mix of studios, one, and two-bedroom apartments.”
SpringHill Suites in Jamaica [DNAinfo New York]: Chris Xu, of Jamaica Tower LLC, has planned a six-story and 160-room hotel building on Queens Boulevard — between Hillside and Jamaica avenues — in Downtown Jamaica; the hotel is expected to be completed three years after permits are obtained, and SpringHill Suites is the brand.
855 Dekalb Avenue [Brownstoner]: Schematics have been posted on-site at 855-859 Dekalb Avenue, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the site of a planned two-story vertical extension of an existing three-story structure. The new building will be comprised of 15 residential units spanning 15,000 square feet, and completion is scheduled for the Winter 2016.
One World Trade Center [Real Estate Weekly]: Renderings have been released of One World Observatory — “in levels 100, 101, and 102” of the nearly completed One World Trade Center, in Lower Manhattan. The actual building is set to open imminently, with the observatory anticipated “in the spring of 2015.”
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