Work is moving along on the observatory in One Vanderbilt, a 1,401-foot-tall commercial supertall in Midtown East and number four on our countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in the city. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by SL Green, the 77-story skyscraper occupies a full-block parcel immediately to the west of Grand Central Terminal. Though the $1.4 billion property has been officially open since its ribbon-cutting ceremony in mid September, the indoor-outdoor observatory dubbed The Summit isn’t due to welcome the public until October 2021.
The affordable housing lottery is open for The Grand Apartments, 94 newly built units across three buildings in the South Bronx‘s Mount Hope and Fordham neighborhoods. All three 12-story properties are developed by Thorobird Companies and designed by GF55 Partners. 220 East 178th Street yields 43,291 square feet with 52 residential units and ground-floor community facility space. 225 East 179th Street comprises 33,602 square feet with 37 residential units, and 2195 Morris Avenue has 52,005 square feet with 49 residential units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are a mix of studios and one-, two-, and three-bedroom units for residents at 30 to 80 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $0 to $112,800.
Construction is wrapping up on 21-59 44th Drive, a six-story mixed-use building in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Z Architecture, the structure will bring 20 residential units, 2,600 square feet of retail space, and 361 square feet of community facilities to the northern corner of 44th Drive and 23rd Street.
A former post office in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn will soon be replaced by an 11-story condominium building designed by Issac & Stern Architects. Located on a through-block property at 542 Atlantic Avenue, the new structure will span 90,000 square feet with 43 condominiums and two four-story townhouses.
Developers have revealed proposals to construct a new five-story mixed-use building at 900 Castle Hill Avenue in the Unionport section of The Bronx. However before construction can proceed, city officials will need to approve zoning amendments to allow for increased residential density and multiple commercial spaces.