Midtown

244 East 52nd Street Tops Out in Midtown East, Manhattan

Construction has topped out on 244 East 52nd Street, a seven-story condominium building in Midtown East. Designed by Issac & Stern Architects for Minrav Development, the 26,000-square-foot structure will yield 15 residential units, a cellar level, a 30-foot-long rear yard, and a rooftop terrace. DCG is the general contractor for the property, which is being built on a 5,000-square-foot plot located between Second and Third Avenues. Sales and marketing will be handled by REUVENI, the first project for the company since partnering with Coldwell Banker Warburg on April 12.

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241 West 28th Street’s Brick Façade Takes Shape in Chelsea, Manhattan

Façade work is shaping up at 241 West 28th Street, a pair of 22-story residential buildings in Chelsea. Designed by COOKFOX for MAG Partners, Atalaya, Safanad, and Qualitas, the 400,000-square-foot development will yield 480 units with 30 percent reserved for low- and middle-income households, as well as 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. King Contracting Group is in charge of brickwork and Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the complex, which is located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues on what used to be an open-air parking lot that MAG Partners acquired in December 2018 under a 99-year ground lease with Edison Properties.

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FIT’s New Academic Building Rises at 220 West 28th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan

Construction is rising on the Fashion Institute of Technology‘s New Academic Building, a ten-story structure at 220 West 28th Street in the Garment District of Chelsea. Designed by SHoP Architects, the 110,000-square-foot facility will yield new classrooms, administrative offices, review and exhibition spaces, and a student quad illuminated by skylights. EE Cruz & Company Inc. is the general contractor for the Midtown project, which is located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, within walking distance of Penn StationMadison Square Garden, and Moynihan Train Hall. The New Academic Building is aiming for LEED Gold certification upon completion.

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Palace Theatre Completes 30-Foot Lift Within TSX Broadway, at 1568 Broadway in Times Square, Manhattan

Construction on TSX Broadway has reached a significant milestone with the completion of the historic Palace Theatre’s lift to its new position 30 feet above street level within the podium of the 47-story Times Square hotel tower. The engineering challenge was overseen by Urban Foundation and Engineering and used a system of 34 hydraulic jacks to hoist the 14-million-pound venue at a speed of about a quarter of an inch per hour over the span of four months. Work will now commence on PBDW Architects‘ restoration of the theater, whose new elevated position will make way for 100,000 square feet of retail space at the base of the structure.

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