The site of the old Mercedes dealership at 520 West 41st Street has seen several prospective designs covered by YIMBY over the years, including a pair of connected skyscrapers that generated a substantial amount of buzz. Now, permits have finally been filed with the Department of Buildings for the site’s residential tower, which will rise 57 floors and 723 feet to its rooftop.
Among New York City’s developers, Extell has perhaps been the most active in building projects that soar sky-high. With the firm’s supertall at 217 West 57th Street well under construction and 252 South Street even farther along, work is now advancing on the company’s first Brooklyn skyscraper, which will become Citypoint’s third, and tallest, tower. The latest photos of progress come from YIMBY Forum user Streetscaper.
Applications for a new development at 62-41 Forest Avenue in Queens’ Ridgewood neighborhood were first filed all the way back in 2011. Since then, things have progressed substantially, and permits for the site’s sidewalk shed were filed in March of this year. Now, YIMBY has the reveal for the project.
New York’s accessory skylines outside of Midtown and Downtown have been booming with new development in recent years, with Jersey City, Downtown Brooklyn, and Long Island City taking the respective crowns for their respective counties. But beyond those nodes, high-rises have also begun to multiply beyond the proximate periphery. Jamaica, in Queens, has seen a sprinkling of 20 to 30 story buildings enter the pipeline in the past few years, and now another major project is set to rise in the burgeoning neighborhood, at 92-23 168th Street.
Building applications have been filed for a substantial new development at 5102 4th Avenue, in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood. The structure will stand eight stories tall, and span a total construction area of about 72,000 square feet. Within that, 42,233 square feet will be dedicated to residential space, and 12,442 square feet will be allotted for a new community facility, in this case, a library. The library will span the cellar, first, and second floors, while the residential portion will also begin on the second floor. The project’s 50 apartments will average about 840 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Magnusson Architecture and Planning is the architect, and HPD is the site’s developer.