The reinforced concrete slabs and columns of the Riu Hotel continue to rise at 145 West 47th Street near Times Square. Berg + Moss Architects is the designer and Tribeach Holdings is the developer of the 343-room hotel, which will eventually reach 27 stories and encompass 141,500 square feet of newly built space.
The angular reinforced concrete superstructure of One Boerum Place is rapidly taking shape in Downtown Brooklyn. Located on a narrow site bound by Boerum Place, Red Hook Lane, and Fulton Street, the mixed-use condominium building will eventually top out at 21 stories. The project is being designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Avery Hall Investments, Allegra Holdings, and Aria Development Group, which acquired a $165 million construction loan from Jutland Finance. One Boerum Place is expected to cost around $250 million.
Full demolition permits have been filed for three buildings, a four-story and two five-story structures at 1209-1213 First Avenue in Lenox Hill, Manhattan. The mixed commercial and residential buildings are part of an assembled 13,000-square-foot lot, owned by Kamran Hakim under the 1205-1215 First Avenue Annex, with a total of 138 residential units and 15 commercial units. It is unclear what plans are in store, as no new construction permits have been filed yet. Peter Tauberer, PE is listed as the applicant of record for all three permits.
David Chipperfield Architects has released renderings of the new Rolex headquarters at 665 Fifth Avenue in Midtown. Located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 53rd Street, the 25-story structure will replace the company’s current 12-story, 1970s-era building that currently occupies the site.
Front and York, Morris Adjmi Architects‘ 1.1-million-square-foot residential development at 85 Jay Street, is steadily rising in in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Two construction cranes continue to lift and place materials across the wide floor plates of the reinforced concrete structure. CIM Group and LIVWRK are the developers of the 21-story project, which will yield condominiums, rentals, and retail space.