Ismael Leyva

150 East 78th Street Climbs Above Halfway Mark on the Upper East Side

150 East 78th Street is now ten floors above ground and more than halfway to its 205-foot-tall pinnacle. The edifice is designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects with Ismael Leyva Architects as executive architect and residential layout designer. Developed by Midwood Investment & Development and EJS Group, the 17-story residential building is located at the corner of East 78th Street and Lexington Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The property will contain 25 units, which will average 2,600 square feet apiece.

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Checking in on SOMA Architects’ 45 Park Place in Tribeca

Among the tallest new construction projects in Lower Manhattan is 45 Park Place, a 667-foot-tall residential building in Tribeca. Designed by SOMA Architects with Ismael Leyva Architects as the executive and residential architect, progress was swift on the reinforced concrete structure throughout much of 2019, but work halted toward the end of the year and has yet to resume. The 43-story building is being developed by Sharif el-Gamal of Soho Properties with Piero Lissoni as the interior designer.

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540 3rd Avenue in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Permits Filed for 540 3rd Avenue in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Permits have been filed for a 17-story mixed-use building at 540 Third Avenue in Murray Hill, Manhattan. Located between East 36th Street and Third Avenue, the corner lot is also addressed as 162 East 36th Street. The development is a short walk to the 33rd Street subway station, serviced by the 6 train. Robert Gilardian of Gilar Realty is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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232 East 54th Street’s Curtain Wall Takes Shape, in Midtown East

Exterior work is progressing on 232 East 54th Street, a topped-out 420-foot-tall residential tower in Midtown East. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects, the 40-story structure is located between Second and Third Avenues near a number of notable buildings such as the Lipstick Building at 885 Third Avenue and the 915-foot-tall Citigroup Center, aka 610 Lexington Avenue. YIMBY last reported that Elk Investors was listed as the exclusive developer of the building, though ownership may have fully transferred to Mossanen Group and an LLC known as East 54th St. Properties.

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Excavation Begins at 509 Third Avenue in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Excavation activity has begun at 509 Third Avenue in Murray Hill for what will become a 35-story mixed-use residential development. Situated at the corner of East 34th Street, the site has been cleared following the demolition of multiple five-story buildings that once occupied the property. Ismael Leyva Architects is the architect of record and Kevin Lalezarian under the Third and Thirty Four LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications for the 386-foot-tall structure, which will yield 229 units.

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