The exterior recladding of Harborside 1, Harborside 2, and Harborside 3, is almost finished and has made significant installation progress since YIMBY last covered the complex back in the early fall. The Harborside buildings sit along the Jersey City waterfront as a contiguous trio of low-rise structures ranging from eight to 12 floors high. The 21st-century upgrade is designed Elkus Manfredi Architects and is being developed in a collaboration between Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and SJP Properties. The three buildings sit on a long rectangular parcel bound by Harborside Place to the north, Hudson Street to the west, and Christopher Columbus Drive to the south. Plaza Construction is in charge of the construction, which is expected to cost $75 million.
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the New York City Housing Development Corporation, and The New York Public Library are working together to launch a new 100-percent affordable housing property in Inwood with a public library, a preschool, and a multitude of community facilities. Located at 4790 Broadway, the 14-story property will debut as The Eliza in honor of Eliza Hamilton, the wife of Alexander Hamilton.
Construction is getting closer to completion on Madison House, an 805-foot-tall residential skyscraper at 126 Madison Avenue and the tallest structure in the Midtown district of NoMad. Alternately addressed as 15 East 30th Street, the slender 62-story tower is designed by Handel Architects and developed by Fosun Group and JD Carlisle and will yield 199 condominiums with sales and marketing led by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, as well as 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The property is located along Madison Avenue between East 30th and 31st Streets.
Demolition is underway at 308 West 43rd Street, the site of a two-building residential project in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Taconic Partners under the 311 West 42nd Street Associates LLC, the 373,133-square-foot development will rise directly to the north of Port Authority Bus Terminal and will yield 321 apartments averaging 839 square feet apiece as well as 25,202 square feet of retail space.
New renderings have been released for Wildflower Studios, a full-scale film and production studio proposed in Astoria, Queens. The development is located at 35-15 19th Avenue and is one of Robert De Niro’s numerous ventures to construct Hollywood-grade production facilities in the outer boroughs.