New York

155-165 West 29th Street Tops Out in Chelsea, Manhattan

Construction has topped out on 155-165 West 29th Street, a 17-story self-storage facility in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by Mancini Duffy and developed by Highland Development Ventures and The Davis Companies, the 223-foot-tall structure will yield 180,000 square feet with 6,300 storage units. Cauldwell Wingate is the general contractor and McNamara Salvia is the structural engineer for the property, which is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

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Demolition Wraps Up at 25-01 Queens Plaza North in Long Island City, Queens

Demolition work is wrapping up at 25-01 Queens Plaza North, the site of a 26-story residential building in Long Island City, Queens. Developed by Grubb Properties, the 311-foot-tall structure will yield 417 units with 124 dedicated to affordable housing, and 7,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space. 25-01 QPN Consigli Construction is the general contractor and King Contracting Group is installing all the brick and CMU for the property, which is located between Crescent and 27th Streets, directly adjacent to the elevated Queensboro Plaza station servicing the 7, N, and W trains.

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Foundations Underway at 228 Berry Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Work is progressing below grade at 228 Berry Street, the site of an eight-story residential building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Fischer Rasmussen Whitefield Architect and developed by Berry North LLC, the 85-foot-tall structure will yield 35,329 square feet with 50 rental units spread across 34,825 square feet and 504 square feet of retail space. There will also be a cellar level, 25 enclosed parking spaces, and 25 open-air parking spaces. Bluesy Builders is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by North 1st Street to the north, and Grand Street to the south, and Berry Street to the east.

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625 Fulton Street’s Foundations Reach Street Level in Downtown Brooklyn

Construction is set to go vertical on 625 Fulton Street, a 35-story mixed-use tower in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Fischer Rasmussen Whitefield Architects and developed by Rabsky Group with $450 million in construction financing from Madison Realty Capital, the structure will yield 1,098 units, 26,000 square feet of retail space, and a parking garage for up to 250 vehicles. Galaxy Developers is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by the 34-story 80 DeKalb Avenue to the north, Fulton Street to the south, Rockwell Place to the east, and Hudson Avenue to the west.

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425 Park Avenue. Rendering by Dbox, courtesy of Foster + Partners

425 Park Avenue Celebrates Grand Opening in Midtown East, Manhattan

YIMBY attended the official opening ceremony of 425 Park Avenue, a 47-story commercial skyscraper in Midtown East and the first new full-block building to be built along Park Avenue’s Plaza District in nearly half a century. Designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners and developed by L&L Holding Company, Tokyu Land Corporation, and co-managing partner BentallGreenOak, the 897-foot-tall structure yields 667,000 square feet of column-free Class A office space with design flexibility and panoramic views up and down Park Avenue. Adamson Associates Architects was the architect of record, WSP was the structural and MEP engineer, R&R Scaffolding provided the BMU, and Tishman Construction was the construction manager for the project, which is located between East 55th and East 56th Streets.

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