Excavation Begins for 1,067-Foot Tower at 740 Eighth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan

Excavation and pilings are underway at 740 Eighth Avenue, the site of a 1,067-foot-tall hotel and observation tower in Midtown, Manhattan. ODA is the design architect, SLCE Architects is the architect of record, and Extell is developing the 52-story supertall skyscraper that will yield 776,000 square feet with an 825-room hotel in the tower base and an upper observatory spanning four floors with a drop ride attraction. The building will also contain retail space, two upper restaurant floors, and a pool deck. The top observatory floor will serve as an exclusive VIP space. Lendlease is listed as the general contractor, WSP is the structural engineer,  and Ancora Engineering is handling the excavation and drilling for the foundations of the property, which is located between West 45th and 46th Streets.

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Foundations Underway at 27-49 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens

Construction has resumed on 27-49 Jackson Avenue, a 13-story residential building in Long Island CityQueens. Originally designed by Raymond Chan Architect and developed by ARCFE, the project stalled in 2020 after seven floors were built. The project has now resumed under the ownership of 27-51 Jackson Avenue, with an additional superstructure slated to rise directly to the east and connect to the previously built floors. DHC Contracting is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Jackson Avenue and 42nd Road.

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204-210 Elizabeth Street Nears Completion in Nolita, Manhattan

Work is nearing completion on 204-210 Elizabeth Street, a six-story commercial complex in Nolita, Manhattan. Designed by Manuel Glas Architects and developed by 201-210 Elizabeth St. LLC, the 58,390-square-foot project involves the renovation of a four-story structure at 210 Elizabeth Street, renovation and one-story expansion of 204 Elizabeth Street, and the construction of a new central volume between them. The combined complex will yield ADA-accessible office space on the upper levels and ground-floor retail space. Hudson Meridian Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Stanton and Rivington Streets, directly across from Elizabeth Street Garden.

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Domino Sugar Factory Refinery, rendering courtesy Two Trees

The Refinery’s Steel Barrel Vault Tops Out at 292 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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.

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1516 Park Avenue Nears Completion in East Harlem, Manhattan

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.

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