Excavation is progressing at 740 Eighth Avenue, the site of a 52-story supertall hotel and observation tower in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by ODA with SLCE Architects as the architect of record and developed by Extell, the 1,067-foot-tall skyscraper will yield 776,000 square feet with 825 hotel rooms in its lower half and a public observatory with a drop ride attraction above. The unconventionally-shaped structure will also contain retail space, two upper restaurant floors, and a pool deck for guests. Lendlease is the general contractor, WSP is the structural engineer, and Ancora Engineering is handling excavation and foundations for the property, which is located on an expansive lot along Eighth Avenue between West 45th and 46th Streets on the border of Times Square and Hell’s Kitchen.
WBP Development and LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners, are celebrating a big win for their latest high-rise residential project in New Rochelle. Stella, located at 10 LeCount Place and designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, was named Best Luxury Multifamily Development as part of the Westchester Home Builders Awards program. The program is run by Westchester Magazine and recognizes superlative residential developments in Westchester County.
Plans to construct the 10.5-acre Urban Village mega-complex in East New York, Brooklyn, are now under review by the New York City Department of Buildings. The complex is being developed by Gotham Organization, Monadnock Development, and the Christian Cultural Center and is bound by Pennsylvania Avenue to the northeast, Flatlands Avenue to the northwest, and Louisiana Avenue to the southwest.
Permits have been filed to expand a pair of two-story structures into six-story mixed-use buildings at 1597-1599 Saint John Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Located between Ralph Avenue and Buffalo Avenue, the interior lots are near the Utica Avenue subway station, serviced by the 4 train. Pierre Bernard of PJB Construction LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Façade installation nears completion on The Walt Disney Company’s new headquarters, a 22-story building at Four Hudson Square in Hudson Square, Manhattan. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed by Silverstein Properties, the 338-foot-tall structure will yield 1.2 million square feet of offices, film and production studios, and ground-floor retail. Lendlease is the general contractor for the property, which is alternatively addressed as 137 Varick Street and occupies a full city block bound by Vandam Street to the north, Spring Street to the south, Varick Street to the east, and Hudson Street to the west.