Ekstein Development


30 East 31st Street

Construction Reaches Halfway Point for 30 East 31st Street, Midtown

Construction is moving along quickly at 30 East 31st Street, in Midtown South, Manhattan. Builders are working on the 40-story high-rise, which will yield views of the Empire State Building and East River. Architect Morris Adjmi is responsible for the design, taking influence from surrounding Gothic architecture for the façade, and the structure is now over halfway to its parapet.

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30 East 31st Street

Morris Adjmi-Designed 30 East 31st Street Climbing Quickly, Gets First Glass, Midtown South

Back in February of 2015, YIMBY reported on the initial new building applications for 30 East 31st Street, between Park and Madison Avenues, in Midtown South. In November of that year, we revealed the first rendering for the project. Since then, filings have been amended for a slight height increase of two floors, and construction has entered full swing, with the Morris Adjmi-designed skyscraper now up to its fourteenth floor per the latest photos from JC_Heights.

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Façade in Progress at Recently Topped-Out, Nine-Story Dutch LIC at 25-19 43rd Avenue, Long Island City

The nine-story Dutch LIC at 25-19 43rd Avenue has been topped out within the past month and is starting to receive exterior cladding, as red brick climbs along its eastern façade. Even in its unfinished state, the 86-unit residential project leaves a distinctive mark in Long Island City’s booming Court Square district. The design by GF55 Partners appears conventional from many angles. The building is notable for its sharp-angled south corner, anchored by a heavy steel truss at the base. Both of the striking features were conceived as responses to a challenging site. The project is built by Ekstein Development, with EFT Skyline Construction LLC serving as the general contractor.

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25-19 43rd Avenue

Nine-Story, 86-Unit Residential Project Rises to Seventh Floor at 25-19 43rd Avenue, Long Island City

Construction is now underway on the eighth floor of the nine-story, 86-unit residential building under development at 25-19 43rd Avenue, in the Court Square/Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. The progress can be seen thanks to a photo included in an update by The Court Square Blog. The latest building permits indicate the new building, dubbed Dutch LIC, will encompass 90,173 square feet. Its residential units, condominiums ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, should average 792 square feet apiece. Amenities include storage for 44 bikes, a 17-car parking garage on the ground floor, a lounge, a fitness center, an outdoor recreational area on the second floor, and a rooftop terrace. Ekstein Development is the developer and GF55 Partners is behind the design. Completion is expected in early 2017.


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