RXR Realty

The Willoughby Nears the Finish Line at 196 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn

Curtain wall installation is nearing completion on The Willoughby, a 34-story mixed-use building at 196 Willoughby Street on Long Island University‘s Downtown Brooklyn campus. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by RXR Realty, the 435-foot-tall structure will yield residential units, academic and office spaces, an adjacent athletic field, and parking for 564 vehicles. The Willoughby is alternately addressed as 61 DeKalb Avenue and is bound by Willoughby Street to the north, Ashland Place to the east, DeKalb Avenue to the south, and Flatbush Avenue Extension to the west. Hunter Roberts Construction Group is the general contractor for the LIU expansion project.

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Leasing Launches for The Willoughby at 196 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn

Leasing has launched for The Willoughby, a 34-story tower at 196 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Developed by RXR Realty, the project will deliver 476 rental units, academic and office spaces, a new adjacent athletic field, and parking for 564 vehicles when it opens this fall. Douglas Elliman Real Estate is handling leasing with prices starting at $2,870 a month for studios, $3,840 for one-bedrooms, and $5,660 for two-bedrooms.

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Snøhetta’s Glass Roof and Steel Canopy for 550 Madison Avenue Takes Shape in Midtown East, Manhattan

Work is progressing on the renovation of 550 Madison Avenue, a 684-foot-tall commercial skyscraper in Midtown East, with construction underway on Snøhetta‘s triple-height steel-framed glass canopy over its new public garden. Designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, the 37-story Postmodern landmark opened in 1984 and is undergoing a 21,000-square-foot overhaul led by The Olayan Groupand  RXR Realty that will yield a new café, elevated and ground-level landscaping, expanded seating with additional tables, and public restrooms. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor, Gensler is designing the lobby space, Orange County Ironworks is the steel fabricator, and Gabriel Steel Erectors is assembling the steel over a rectangular space on the western side of 550 Madison Avenue that spans between East 55th and 56th Streets.

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175 Park Avenue

Arts and Cultural Program Announced for 175 Park Avenue’s Public Access Space in Midtown East

Last week TF Cornerstone and RXR Realty, development partners of the Grand Hyatt New York redevelopment in Midtown East, announced a cultural program at 175 Park Avenue with New York City-based non-profit Public Art Fund and Lord Cultural Resources. This will include public art installations, community events, and programming inside and around the Skidmore Owings & Merrill-designed skyscraper.

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The Willoughby’s Exterior Nears Completion at 196 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn

Exterior work is continuing to progress on The Willoughby, a 34-story mixed-use building at 196 Willoughby Street on Long Island University‘s Brooklyn campus in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by RXR Realty, the 435-foot-tall structure is also alternately addressed as 61 DeKalb Avenue and will bring a mix of residential units, academic and office spaces, a new adjacent athletic field, and parking for 564 vehicles. The Willoughby is bound by Willoughby Street to the north, Ashland Place to the east, DeKalb Avenue to the south, and Flatbush Avenue Extension to the west.

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