Construction has topped out on 131-141 East 47th Street, a 34-story residential skyscraper in Midtown East. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Lex 47th Property Owner LLC, the 500-foot-tall structure will yield 191 condominium units in studio to two-bedroom units, as well as 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Hopson Development Holdings is developing the site, which was purchased from the original developers, New Empire Real Estate. Silverback Development was brought onto the project in 2020 but is now no longer part of the building. Structure Tech New York and Cauldwell Wingate are in charge of building the project, which is located between Lexington and Third Avenues.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 658 Driggs Avenue, a five-story mixed-use building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by Red Sky Capital, the structure yields 20 residences and 4,088 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Available on NYC Housing Connect are six units for residents at 80 to 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $54,446 to $156,130.
Curtain wall installation is getting close to completion on Lyra NYC, a 52-story residential skyscraper at 555 West 38th Street in Hudson Yards. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects with SLCE Architects as the architect of record and developed by Rockrose, the 570-foot-tall structure will yield 598 rental units ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. Site C GC is the general contractor for the property, which is located along Eleventh Avenue between West 38th Street and West 39th Street, directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Center.
Construction has topped out on 144 First Street, a 12-story residential building in Jersey City‘s Powerhouse Arts District. Designed by Fogarty Finger Architecture and developed by EPIRE, the 125-foot-tall structure will yield 115,000 square feet with 84 apartments ranging from studios to three-bedroom units, as well as ground-floor retail space for two tenants. WSP is the structural engineer and Molfetta Corporation is the general contractor for the project, which is bound by Provost Street to the east, 1st Street to the south, and 2nd Street to the north. BHI, the U.S division of Israel’s Bank Hapoalim, provided a $36 million construction loan for the project in January.
Façade work is shaping up at 241 West 28th Street, a pair of 22-story residential buildings in Chelsea. Designed by COOKFOX for MAG Partners, Atalaya, Safanad, and Qualitas, the 400,000-square-foot development will yield 480 units with 30 percent reserved for low- and middle-income households, as well as 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. King Contracting Group is in charge of brickwork and Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the complex, which is located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues on what used to be an open-air parking lot that MAG Partners acquired in December 2018 under a 99-year ground lease with Edison Properties.