It was only back in October that YIMBY reported on 53 West 53rd Street’s surpassing its 50th floor. Now, the supertall residential tower designed by Jean Nouvel is just about to top-out, with an estimate that formwork should be complete by early March, as the last concrete is poured above the 1,000-foot mark for the iconic skyscraper.
Four months after the structure topped out, we have an update for construction at 21 East 12th Street in the Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Installation of the façade is underway, having now reached up to the fifth floor.
Groundbreaking has just occurred for a ten-story affordable housing building at 985 Bruckner Boulevard in Woodstock, the Bronx. The site is one block away from the Hunts Point Avenue Subway Station, serviced by the 6 train, and eight blocks away from the Intervale Avenue Subway Station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Rainey Park is also nearby, with three baseball fields. The NYC-based non-profit Community Access is responsible for the development.
YIMBY has the reveal for the latest rendering of a seven-story residential building under construction at 520 Parkside Avenue, in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn. The project is a sibling to another development, 111 Clarkson Avenue, a nearly identical structure connected at the rear. Both are by the same developer, Seth Brown of Aspen Equities.
Yesterday, major news was announced regarding Mary Anne Gilmartin’s departure from Forest City Ratner, as she joined forces with Robert Lapidus and David Levinson to form L&L MAG, a new venture that will draw on the talents of all three executives and a host of other talent. The firm also launched its new website, which features a fresh rendering of the full build-out of the Pacific Park mega-project, surrounding Barclay’s Center in Downtown Brooklyn, which has undergone substantive changes to its final appearance, including the addition of what could become one of the neighborhood’s tallest towers.