Construction has topped out on the barrel-vaulted extension for The Refinery, a commercial conversion and expansion of the 140-year-old Domino Sugar Refinery at 292 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) and developed by Two Trees, the $250 million project involves the gut renovation of the former industrial facility and the construction of a 27,000-square-foot steel-framed, glass-clad addition that will bring the structure’s height to 235 feet. Dencityworks and Bonetti/Kozerski are the interior designers for the property, which represents the centerpiece of the Domino Sugar master plan by SHoP Architects and James Corner Field Operations along the East River waterfront to the west of Kent Avenue between South 2nd and South 3rd Streets.
Construction is nearing completion on 1516 Park Avenue, a 12-story residential building in East Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by Karl Fischer Architect and developed by Isaac Schwartz, the structure will yield 44 residences, of which 18 are designated as affordable housing, as well as ground-floor retail space. Foremost Contracting & Building is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Park Avenue and East 111th Street.
One of the city’s largest tech incubators will soon debut at Zero Irving, a new 21-story property at 124 East 14th Street in Union Square. The facility will occupy six full floors and debut as Civic Hall @ Union Square.
Permits have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use building at 11 Essex Street in Chinatown, Manhattan. Located between Hester Street and Canal Street, the lot is steps from the East Broadway subway station, serviced by the F train. Medel Payumo under the 11 Essex Street Realty LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Façade work is progressing on NOVA, a 24-story residential tower at 41-05 29th Street in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Fogarty Finger and developed by SB Development Group, the structure will yield 86 condominium units in studio to three-bedroom layouts with sales and marketing led by Modern Spaces, as well as ground-floor retail space. SBGC, LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by 41st Avenue to the east and 29th Street to the west.