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115 Delancey Street

115 Delancey Street Officially Tops Out, Lower East Side

The tallest of nine structures comprising the Essex Crossing development, at 115 Delancey Street, has officially topped-out. The last time YIMBY reported on the site, it had just risen above street level, back in late January. The 26-story building will include 195 rental apartments, of which 98 will be affordable. Its developer, Delancey Street Associates, is comprised of BFC Partners, L+M Development Partners, and Taconic Investment Partners.

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15 East 30th Street

Foundation Work Complete for 51-Story Tower at 126 Madison Avenue, Midtown South

Back in June, YIMBY uncovered the first full renderings for a new condominium tower that will rise at 15 East 30th Street, or 126 Madison Avenue, in Midtown South. At the time, excavation was just wrapping up. Now, the latest photos from JC_Heights show that foundation work is complete, which means the 51-story and 756-foot-tall tower should soon begin climbing into the skyline.

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25 Columbus Drive

Another 52-Story Tower Set to Rise in Jersey City at 25 Columbus Drive

Jersey City’s boom only seems to be getting more impressive as the year goes on, and now another tower is set to rise on the city’s skyline, at 25 Columbus Drive. The 52-story building will be designed by Handel Architects and developed by L+M Development Partners, and will have 750 rental apartments, a 35,000 square-foot school, four storefronts covering 16,485 square feet of retail space, and a public plaza, according to Jersey Digs. No completion date has been announced yet.


Cornell Tech Campus

Construction Complete on First Phase of Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island Campus

The first few components of Cornell’s new tech campus on Roosevelt Island are finally complete, and Tectonic has sent along photos documenting the progress. The development consists of 700,000 total square feet sprawling across an academic building, an incubator dubbed “The Bridge,” and a high-rise residential tower, which had topped-out as of YIMBY’s last update on the site, from June of 2016. Handel Architects is responsible for the design of the first phase of the project, but Skidmore Owings & Merrill is taking charge of the master plan, which will result in a new “Executive Education Center and Hotel” rising by 2019, as well.


29-23 Queens Plaza North

The Durst Organization Files for Retail at 29-23 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City

The Durst Organization acquired the development site surrounding and including 27-29 Queens Plaza North last December for $173.5 million, and while SLCE Architects had previously conceived plans for a tower nearing supertall status, the design now appears to be changing. Handel Architects has filed for permits for a two-story retail building that will rise at 29-23 Queens Plaza North, on the southwestern corner of the site, which will have a total construction area of just over 20,000 square feet. There will be 10,333 square feet of commercial space within, and the structure will rise 41 feet to its rooftop.

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