Garment District

Curtain Wall Installation Begins on FIT’s New Academic Building at 220 West 28th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan

Façade installation has begun on Fashion Institute of Technology‘s New Academic Building, a ten-story structure at 220 West 28th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by SHoP Architects, the 110,000-square-foot facility is planned to achieve LEED Gold certification and will feature new classrooms, administrative offices, review and exhibition spaces, and a student quad illuminated by skylights. EE Cruz & Company did the foundations and Forte Construction Corp. is serving as the general contractor for the property, which is located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

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255 West 34th Street Rises Near Halfway Mark in Midtown, Manhattan

Construction is nearing the halfway point on 255 West 34th Street, a 33-story hotel tower in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Stonehill Taylor Architects and developed by The Chetrit Group, the 397-foot-tall structure will yield 330 hotel rooms spread across 155,594 square feet. Flintlock Construction Services is the general contractor for the property, which is located on the southern edge of the Garment District between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, right across from One Penn Plaza and within walking distance of Madison Square Garden and Moynihan Train Hall at the James A. Farley Building.

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Street-level view of 509 West 38th Street - BKSK Architects

Manhattan Neighborhood Network Reveals New Media Facility at 509 West 38th Street in Midtown, Manhattan

The Manhattan Neighborhood Network has partnered with Kostow Greenwood Architects to complete a new media production facility and screening studio at 509 West 38th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Located on the condominium building’s third and fourth floors, the new build-out will comprise 23,651 square feet and will serve as the network’s West Side headquarters.

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Excavation For FIT’s New Academic Building Nears Completion at 220 West 28th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan

Excavation and foundation work are progressing at 220 West 28th Street, site of Fashion Institute of Technology‘s New Academic Building in the Garment District of Chelsea. Designed by SHoP Architects, the ten-story, 110,000-square-foot structure will rise from a slender rectangular plot between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. The site is within walking distance of Penn StationMadison Square Garden, and Moynihan Train Hall and is aiming for LEED Gold certification. EE Cruz & Company Inc. is the general contractor for the project.

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