Construction Update

685 First Avenue, rendering by bloomimages

Solow’s 685 First Avenue Nearing Completion, Murray Hill

Among the few vacant lots remaining in Murray Hill, 685 First Avenue, between East 39th and 40th Streets, was one of the largest before permits were filed back in August of 2015. In May of 2016, the first renderings for the building were released, and by January of this year, construction was several floors above street level. Now, the latest photos from 5B Films show that work has topped-out, and the facade is closing in on the upper levels, as the 42-story tower approaches completion.

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77 Greenwich Street

Excavation Begins for FXFOWLE-Designed 77 Greenwich Street, Financial District

The future site of the FXFOWLE-designed 77 Greenwich Street, a.k.a 42 Trinity Place, has seen substantial progress since YIMBY last checked in on what will eventually become a 40-story and 500-foot tall residential building, back when permits were filed in September of 2016. Demolition of the site’s former occupants is now complete, and excavation is well underway.

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