Mixed-Use

661 Driggs Avenue Nears Completion in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Construction is finishing up on 661 Driggs Avenue, a six-story mixed-use building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Bogue Trondowski Architect, the 15,910-square-foot structure will yield ten units spread across 11,720 square feet and 5,000 square feet of retail space for two tenants on the ground floor and cellar level. Brooklyn Rose LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located by the intersection of Driggs and Metropolitan Avenues.

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Gemma Gramercy Finishes Construction at 202 East 23rd Street in Gramercy Park, Manhattan 

Construction is complete on Gemma Gramercy, a 20-story residential building at 202 East 23rd Street in Gramercy Park, Manhattan. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by SMA Equities, the 233-foot-tall, 95,000-square-foot structure is engineered to Passive House standards and yields 108 rental apartments in studio to two-bedroom layouts, with 28 designated for affordable housing, as well as ground-floor retail space. KSK Construction Group served as the general contractor and REAL New York is leading marketing and sales for the project, which is located at the corner of East 23rd Street and Third Avenue on the border with Kips Bay.

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Exterior Work Nears Completion on 312 West 43rd Street in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Façade installation is nearing completion on 312 West 43rd Street, a 33-story residential building on the southern border of Hell’s Kitchen in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by National Real Estate Advisors and Taconic Partners, the 401-foot-tall structure will yield 330 rental units, 28,000 square feet of amenities, and two floors of retail space. DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer and Triton Construction is the general contractor for the project, which is located between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, directly north of the Port Authority Bus Terminal and its subway station, servicing the A, C, and E trains.

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Approved exterior conditions at the Waldorf Astoria - Courtesy of SOM

LPC Approves Alterations for The Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom in Midtown East, Manhattan

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has unanimously approved additional alterations to The Waldorf Astoria‘s grand ballroom, the latest phase of the historic hotel’s years-long residential conversion. Led by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) for Dajia US, the building’s current owner, the project will help restore the ballroom to its heralded Art Deco conditions that have since been designated a New York City landmark.

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