Gotham Organization

1-15 57th Street and 57-28 2nd Avenue, rendering by Handel Architects

Two Major New Residential Skyscrapers Filed at 57-28 2nd Street & 1-15 57th Avenue, in Long Island City’s Hunters Point South

Permits have been filed for two major new towers at 57-28 2nd Street and 1-15 57th Avenue in Hunters Point South. The two proposed, glass residential buildings are being designed by Handel Architects and will sit at the intersection of 57th Avenue and 2nd Street. The sites are located in Long Island City by the Hunters Point South ferry terminal. Both towers are being developed by Gotham and Riseboro Community Partnership.

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Topping-Out Imminent at 44-26 Purves Street, Long Island City

The title of the city’s construction hotspot of the summer may go to the Long Island City block bound by 44th Drive, Jackson and Thomson avenues, and Purves Street. As recently as four years ago, only warehouses, auto shops and a handful of rowhomes graced the 1.8-acre trapezoid. In 2014, the 14-story 26-14 Jackson Avenue rose as a herald of greater things to come. The 27-story Harrison at 27-21 44th Drive topped out in June of this year, and the 27-story Watermark Court Square at 27-19 44th Drive, next door, caught up almost exactly two months later. But as those two towers still sport their ceremonial topping-out flags, they are about to be overtaken by 44-26 Purves Street. The project, developed by Brause Realty and the Gotham Organization, is rapidly approaching its final, 33-story height. Once the FXFOWLE-designed, 270-unit luxury rental reaches its topmost point, it will stand just under the 400-foot mark, becoming the sixth-tallest building on the flourishing Court Square skyline.

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520 West 45th Street

Reveal for Five-Story, 18-Unit Residential Conversion at 520 West 45th Street, Hell’s Kitchen

Renderings have been revealed for the 18-unit residential conversion of the former five-story elementary school at 520 West 45th Street, in Hell’s Kitchen. Future views of the exterior and interiors can be seen in a New York Times report. The existing structure will remain the same size and will boast 28,720 square feet of residential space after the conversion, which means the apartments should average 1,595 square feet apiece. They will come in two- and three-bedrooms. Dubbed Inkwell, amenities are set to include a fitness center, laundry facilities, a bike storage room, and an outdoor recreational area on the ground floor. Gotham Organization is the developer and SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. AvroKO is designing the interiors. Occupancy can be expected in the fall.


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