Articles by Michael Young and Matt Pruznick

Updated Design Revealed for 350 Park Avenue Supertall in Midtown East, Manhattan

New renderings have been revealed for 350 Park Avenue, a proposed supertall office skyscraper in Midtown East, Manhattan. Designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners and developed by Ken Griffin, Vornado Realty Trust and Rudin, the 62-story structure is planned to rise roughly 1,600 feet tall and yield 1.8 million square feet of office space, with 54 percent to be occupied by the hedge fund Citadel LLC. The project site is bound by East 52nd Street to the north, East 51st Street to the south, and Park Avenue to the east.

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The Alloy Block Wraps Up Construction At 505 State Street in Downtown, Brooklyn

Work is wrapping up on 505 State Street, a 44-story residential tower in the Alloy Block complex in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed and developed by Alloy Development, the 482-foot-tall, fully electric-powered structure will yield 441 rental units, with 45 dedicated to affordable housing developed in conjunction with the Fifth Avenue Committee. The Alloy Block master plan will offer 50,000 square feet of retail space, space for a local cultural institution, 500 bicycle parking spaces, and two schools: the Khalil Gibran International Academy High School (KGIA) at 380 Schermerhorn Street designed by Architecture Research Office, and an elementary school at 489 State Street. Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the property, which was formerly addressed as 100 Flatbush Avenue and is bound by Flatbush Avenue to the northeast, Third Avenue to the northwest, and State Street to the southwest.

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14-27 28th Avenue’s Exterior Takes Shape in Astoria, Queens

Construction is progressing on 14-27 28th Avenue, a five-story residential building in Astoria, Queens. Designed by C3D Architecture and developed by Refik Radoncic of Astrosquare LLC, the 50-foot-tall structure will span 27,104 square feet and yield 36 rental units with an average scope of 752 square feet, as well as a cellar level, 11 open parking spaces, and 13 enclosed parking spaces. T&R Construction Corp. is the general contractor for the property, which is located on a through-block interior lot between Astoria Boulevard to the north and 28th Avenue to the south.

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Foundations Underway At 320 and 340 Nevins Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn 

Excavation and foundations are progressing at 300 Nevins Street, the site of a two-tower residential project in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Designed by Fogarty Finger and developed by Charney Companies and Tavros Capital, the 600,000-square-foot complex will yield 654 rental units with 25 percent designated as affordable housing, as well as ground-floor retail space and a public waterfront esplanade designed by James Corner Field Operations. Broadway Construction Group is the general contractor for the 2.3-acre full-block property, which is alternately addressed as 417 Carroll Street and bound by Union Street to the north, Carroll Street to the south, Nevins Street to the east, the Gowanus Canal to the west.

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Brazilian Missionary Church Nears Completion at 39-26 30th Street in Dutch Kills, Queens

Construction is nearing completion on 39-26 30th Street, an 11-story mixed-use building in Dutch Kills, Queens. The structure will serve as the new home for the Brazilian Missionary Church, which already occupied the site, and will yield an unspecified number of affordable housing units. 39-26 Property LLC is listed as the owner and JLS Group Construction LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located between 39th and 40th Avenues. An architect for the project was not publicly disclosed.

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