The Virgin Hotels at 1225 Broadway has made a quick and steady amount of progress on the reflective glass curtain wall. The NoMad superstructure topped out in February and stands 476 feet tall. Much of the envelope went up in the last couple of months and is climbing closer to the top of the skyscraper. There will be 300,000 square feet of newly built space, most of which is going to house 460 hotel rooms. 90,000 square feet of retail will sit on the lower podium floors. Stantec is the designer of the glass building, while Lam Group is the developer of the Midtown property. Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group will be in charge of managing the hotel.
Developers recently celebrated the commencement of construction at 36 Jones Street in central Jersey City. Located just south of the Journal Square’s major transportation plaza, the five-story building will eventually contain 10 apartments, amenity spaces, and approximately 900 square feet of ground floor retail.
The Westchester County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) recently approved Toll Brothers‘ $32 million acquisition of development rights and financial incentives for The Collection, a mixed-use development on the eastern edge of downtown White Plains.
Following nearly a dozen years of urban planning and construction costs in excess of $15 billion, the Hudson Yards mega development’s first phase is rounding the corner toward completion as its commercial, retail, and residential properties hit the market. Related Companies has opened three model units at 35 Hudson Yards, the second residential skyscraper within the new West Side neighborhood.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 437 Euclid Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn. Located on the corner of Glenmore Avenue and Euclid Avenue, the lot is one block north of the Euclid Avenue subway station, serviced by the A and C trains. Mega Contracting Group is listed as the owner behind the applications. Plans for the project include affordable independent residences for seniors.