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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.


445 Beach 135th Street

Permits Filed for 445 Beach 135th Street, Belle Harbor, Queens

New building applications have been filed for a substantial addition to Temple Beth Elementary School, at 445 Beach 135th Street in Belle Harbor, Queens. There will be 27,606 square feet of space spread over three floors, and the permits indicate that this will hold 11 classrooms and support spaces. Andrew Berger of Di Domenico + Partners LLP is the architect of record, and the New York City School Construction Authority is listed as the developer.


268 East 7th Street

Permits Filed for 268 East 7th Street, East Village

A non-descript three-story home is about to meet the wrecking ball for a seven-story replacement at 268 East 7th Street, in the East Village. Building applications show the new structure will have 8,043 square feet of residential space divided between two units, the first spanning from the basement through the second floor, and the second taking up each floor above that. Amador Pons of Grzywinski + Pons Architects is designing, and Wilco Faessen is listed as the developer. Demolition permits for the current occupant were approved in late August, so construction should begin relatively soon.


97-11 Sutphin Boulevard

Permits Filed for Hotel at 97-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens

Chelsea isn’t the only neighborhood seeing fresh permits for hotels this morning, and new building applications have also been filed for a 114-room project at 97-11 Sutphin Boulevard, in Jamaica, Queens. Cheng Yang-Lee of Atelier CS is the architect of record, and the nine-story structure will have 36,375 square feet of commercial space, for rooms averaging almost 320 square feet apiece. Charanjit Singh of AIH Group, LLC is listed as the developer, and demolition permits for an existing one-story structure were filed back in March.


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.