Ismael Leyva

509 Third Avenue’s Façade Progresses Over Murray Hill, Manhattan

Exterior work is progressing on 509 Third Avenue, a 35-story residential tower in Murray Hill. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Kahen Properties with Lalezarian Properties under the Third and Thirty Four LLC, the 386-foot-tall structure will span 166,917 square feet and yield 229 units with an average scope of 692 square feet, as well as 8,253 square feet of retail space and a 30-foot-long yard. Charlton Development Group is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of Third Avenue and East 34th Street.

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1036 Manhattan Avenue Rises Above Street Level in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Construction is set to rise on 1036 Manhattan Avenue, an eight-story residential building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by ASH NYC under the 777 Partners LLC, the 83-foot-tall structure will span 56,408 square feet and yield 67 units with an average scope of 654 square feet, as well as 767 square feet of retail space, a cellar, and a 30-foot-long rear yard. Brand Restoration is the general contractor for the project, which is located near the corner of Manhattan Avenue and Freeman Street.

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Two-Tower Complex Begins Ascent at 346 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

At number 20 on YIMBY’s annual countdown of the tallest buildings underway in New York is 346 Kent Avenue, a two-tower residential complex in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Two Trees, the 565-foot-tall project is also known as Site D in the Domino Sugar waterfront master plan from SHoP Architects and James Corner Field Operations. YIMBY last reported that 346 Kent Avenue will consist of 36- and 31-story towers rising from a shared eight-story podium, as well as a landscaped public plaza directly to the north between 346 Kent Avenue and the former Domino Sugar Refinery at 292 Kent Avenue. 346 Kent Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by Kent Avenue to the east and River Street and Domino Park to the west. A previous height of 575 feet tall was proposed, but YIMBY was told the new number has been scaled down, though an exact figure has yet to be given.

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45 Park Place Stands Unfinished in Tribeca, Manhattan

Second on YIMBY’s Turkey Week tour of stalled projects is 45 Park Place, a 43-story residential skyscraper in Tribeca. Designed by SOMA Architects with Ismael Leyva Architects as the executive and residential architect and developed by Sharif el-Gamal of Soho Properties, the 667-foot-tall tower has been stalled since sometime in late 2019. Piero Lissoni is the interior designer, Permasteelisa Group and Vidaris are the façade consultants, and Gilbane Residential Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Church Street and West Broadway.

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131-141 East 47th Street’s Façade Nears Pinnacle in Midtown East, Manhattan

Façade installation is moving along on 131-141 East 47th Street, a 34-story residential skyscraper in Midtown East. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Hopson Development Holdings, the 500-foot-tall structure will yield 191 condominium units in studio to two-bedroom layouts, as well as 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Structure Tech New York and Cauldwell Wingate are in charge of constructing the tower, which is located between Lexington and Third Avenues.

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