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33-Story 44-26 Purves Street in Long Island City is Two-Thirds of the Way Up

The 33-story residential building at 44-26 Purves Street has risen past the 20th floor on its way to its 374-foot-high pinnacle. The luxury rental apartment building is being jointly developed by Brause Realty and the Gotham Organization. Completion is expected in late 2017, when its glass-and-copper design will stand as one of the most distinguished in all of Long Island City.

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44-26 Purves Street

33-Story, 270-Unit Residential Project Rises To 16th Floor At 44-26 Purves Street, Long Island City

It was in April of 2015 that YIMBY revealed renderings of the 33-story, 270-unit residential building planned at 44-26 Purves Street, in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Last November, construction of the structure was two stories above street level, and now the building is 16 stories up, as seen in photos by Tectonic. Once complete, the new building will encompass 247,934 square feet and its residential units should average 766 square feet apiece. The rental apartments will come in studio, one-, and two-bedroom configurations. A two-story podium will include much of the building’s 26,300 square feet of amenities as well as 2,600 square feet of retail space. The Gotham Organization and Brause Realty are the developers, with FXFOWLE Architects behind the design. Completion can be expected in 2017.


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35-Story, 270-Unit Residential Tower Rises At 44-26 Purves Street, Long Island City

Excavation kicked off this past summer for the 35-story, 270-unit mixed-use building planned at 44-26 Purves Street, in Long Island City, and now the structure is finally rising, with concrete and rebar now to the second floor, per The Court Square Blog. Brause Realty and the Gotham Organization are developing, while FXFOWLE is designing. The project will also have 2,600 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Completion is expected in late 2017, per on-site signage.


250 Ashland Place

52-Story, 586-Unit Mixed-Use Tower Tops Out At 250 Ashland Place, Fort Greene

In the beginning of August, YIMBY posted a construction update on the 52-story, 586-unit mixed-use building at 250 Ashland Place, in Fort Greene/DoBro, and now the building appears to have topped-out, per the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Cladding installation is moving quickly, and windows are also now up to the 20th floor. The ground floor will contain 10,800 square feet of retail, as well as 8,000 square feet of office space. Gotham Organization is developing while FXFOWLE Architects is designing, and completion is expected in 2016.


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Construction Update: 250 Ashland Place, Downtown Brooklyn

Last week, YIMBY brought you an update on 333 Schermerhorn Street, and now we’ve got a look at 250 Ashland Place, a BAM Cultural District tower rising fast next to the newly built, modernist Theater for a New Audience in Downtown Brooklyn. YIMBY reader Tectonic has been keeping a close watch on all the Downtown towers, and sent along these shots of the construction progress.

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