Permits have been filed for a four-story apartment building at 831 Forest Avenue in Melrose, The Bronx. Located between East 158th Street and East 160th Street, the interior lot is three blocks west of the Prospect Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Kambiz Yaghoobian under the Forest LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
YIMBY recently went on a hard hat tour of Brooklyn Point, aka 138 Willoughby Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. At 720 feet high and 68 stories, the reinforced concrete skyscraper is currently the tallest tower in all of Brooklyn, as well as the third and final phase of the City Point complex. Kohn Pedersen Fox is the designer of the new building, while SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. The rising glass curtain wall is crossing the halfway mark and will soon enclose the entire edifice in a staggered pattern of double-height glass and white-colored rectangular frames. AD 100 designer Katherine Newman is designing interior spaces. The first closings for the studio to three-bedroom units are expected to begin in early 2020, with pricing starting at $850,000. Coveted New York-based developer Extell is working on other massive projects like One Manhattan Square and Central Park Tower, New York’s current tallest skyscraper by roof height and the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.
Construction at 111 West 57th Street has reached a major milestone. The reinforced concrete superstructure for the second tallest building in New York City by roof height and the world’s most slender residential building is now topped out. The future 1,428-foot tall tower is being designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development, Property Markets Group and Spruce Capital Partners. Douglas Elliman is handling sales and marketing for the 46 condominiums.
Last week, the state appeals court dismissed an appeal, effectively greenlighting the American Museum of Natural History’s plans for a new educational center on the Upper West Side. According to West Side Rag, the removal of trees outside of the Museum has already begun in preparation for the 230,000-square-foot Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation. The Gilder Center will include new exhibition and learning spaces with state-of-the-art technology and access to the Museum’s world-class collections. The five-story addition to the Museum is designed by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects with Ralph Appelbaum Associates designing the exhibition experiences, and the Reed Hilderbrand firm responsible for the landscape architecture.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 835 Maple Street in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located between East 48th Street and Utica Avenue, the interior lot is seven city blocks south of the Utica Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2, 3, and 4 trains. Yossi Schwartz is listed as the owner behind the applications.