1491-1493 First Avenue Tops Out Over Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Construction has topped out on 1491-1493 First Avenue, a 35-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed and built by Carmel Partners, which purchased the property from Robert Chou for $73.5 million in early 2022, the 404-foot-tall structure will yield 206 condominium units, 7,120 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and a cellar level. CP VII 78th Street Owner is the owner of the property, which is located at the southwestern corner of First Avenue and East 78th Street.

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Updated Renderings Revealed For Foster + Partners’ PENN15 Supertall Proposal in Midtown, Manhattan

A new series of renderings has been released for PENN15, a proposed commercial supertall skyscraper at 15 Penn Plaza in MidtownManhattan. Designed by Foster + Partners and developed by Vornado Realty Trust, the project’s scope was recently reduced from 56 to 50 stories and 1,200 feet to 1,000 feet, and will now yield 2.2 million square feet of office space, down from 2.7 million. The property is located along Seventh Avenue between West 32nd and 33rd Streets, directly across from Penn Station.

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89 Dekalb Avenue Rises in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Construction is rising on 89 Dekalb Avenue, a 30-story mixed-use building in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by RXR, the 348-foot-tall structure will span 289,000 square feet and yield 324 rental apartments with 98 rent-stabilized units, as well as 55,000 square feet of academic space for Long Island University, a cellar level, a 30-foot-long rear yard, two loading berths, nearly 15,000 square feet of amenities, and an enclosed parking garage for up to 198 vehicles with electric vehicle charging stations. Whitehall Interiors is the interior designer, and RXR LIU PII Developer TRS LLC is listed as the owner of the property, which is located on an interior lot by the corner of Dekalb Avenue and Ashland Place.

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