Ismael Leyva

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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YIMBY’s Annual Construction Countdown Begins With 45 Park Place in Tribeca

YIMBY is counting down the 31 tallest skyscrapers under construction in New York City. Our annual list looks at projects that made a substantial amount of progress since the beginning of 2019. We start with 45 Park Place, a 43-story reinforced concrete superstructure topped out at 667 feet tall above the Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca. The modestly slender skyscraper is designed by SOMA Architects with Ismael Leyva Architects serving as the executive and residential architect. The property is being developed by Sharif el-Gamal of Soho Properties. The Piero Lissoni-designed interiors are being handled and marketed by Corcoran Sunshine.

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The Greenpoint Opens for Occupancy at 21 India Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

The Greenpoint, aka 21 India Street, is nearing full completion and available for immediate occupancy in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The glass, steel, and brick façade is complete and the waterfront landscaping across from the main entrance was recently finished, featuring rolling hills, shrubbery, and seating with views of Midtown. The 392-foot-tall, 454,502-square-foot waterfront property is designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Mack Real Estate Group and Palin Enterprises, while Corcoran Sunshine is leading of sales and marketing for the structure’s 95 units.

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45 Park Place

Glass Curtain Wall of 45 Park Place Reaching Higher Above Tribeca

Construction has topped out at 45 Park Place as the glass curtain wall is continuing to make its way up the 43-story Tribeca superstructure. The cocoon netting has been fully removed revealing the skeleton frame of the stepped crown, which will eventually be covered with glass as well. The 667-foot-tall residential skyscraper is being developed by Sharif el-Gamal of Soho Properties and is designed by SOMA Architects with Ismael Leyva Architects serving as the executive and residential architect. Sales of the units, which feature interiors designed by Piero Lissoni, are being handled by Corcoran Sunshine.

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