Articles by Michael Young

Work Wrapping Up on Pestana Hotel at 338 West 39th Street in Midtown

YIMBY last did an article on 338 West 39th Street back in August 2015. Sam Chang, a well-known hotelier in New York City, purchased the 50-foot-wide site for $22,500,000, though permits list Brarone Management as the developer behind the address. Stephen B. Jacobs Group is the designer of the 25-story hotel part of Pestana Hotels, a Portugal-base company. The site is located in Midtown, Manhattan between Eight and Ninth Avenues near a number of other hotel chains that have popped up in the past several years.

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One Boerum Place Nears 21-Story Parapet in Downtown Brooklyn

Construction on One Boerum Place in Downtown Brooklyn is getting close to topping out. The 21-story mixed-use condominium building is rising from a narrow triangular-shaped parcel bound by Boerum Place, Red Hook Lane, and Fulton Street. The project is designed by SLCE Architects and is being developed by Avery Hall InvestmentsAllegra Holdings, and Aria Development Group, which acquired a $165 million construction loan from Jutland Finance. The total cost is expected to be around $250 million.

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540 Fulton Street, designed by Marvel Architects

Installation Begins on 540 Fulton Street’s Façade in Downtown Brooklyn

Installation has begun on the first portions of the glass curtain wall of the main profile at 540 Fulton Street, a mixed-use skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at the corner of Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue, work on the 511-foot-tall reinforced concrete structure topped out in the fourth quarter of 2019. The 43-story building is designed by Marvel Architects and developed by Jenel Management. The project will contain 330,000 square feet, with 71,844 square feet allocated to commercial use and 22,054 square feet designated for retail on the lower floors. The remaining 239,142 square feet will be spread across 327 residential units. Zebian International Facade Solutions is the manufacturer for the curtain wall.

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