New York

From left to right, 111 West 57, One57, Central Park Tower, and 220 Central Park South, image by Michael Young

Central Park Tower, Country’s Tallest Building Under Construction, Officially Reaches Supertall Territory

Central Park Tower is finally starting to stick out in Manhattan’s skyline. The building, located at 217 West 57th Street, has been obscured up until now by its immediate neighbor and the near-supertall tower, 220 Central Park South. Most significant to this update is CPT is finally reaching supertall status, i.e. 984 feet (300m) above ground. Extell Development Company and the Shanghai Municipal Investment Group are behind the project.

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80 Flatbush Avenue, rendering courtesy Alloy Development

New Petition As Public Support Broadens for 80 Flatbush Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn

The debate regarding 80 Flatbush Avenue continues. While the project would rise across the street from what had long been Brooklyn’s tallest tower at One Hanson Place, its opponents’ attacks have escalated following YIMBY’s report on a poll showing a 3:1 margin of support, with the NIMBY group behind its creation and deletion accusing “foreign bots” of meddling in the outcome. Today, however, comes another marker of broad community support, as we have word that the Arab American Family Support Center (AAFSC) has officially endorsed the mixed-use development.

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Victoria Theater Redevelopment, 233 West 125th Street, via Aufgang Architects

Verticality Imminent for Victoria Theater Redevelopment at 233 West 125th Street, Harlem

The gradual redevelopment of Harlem’s 125th Street corridor isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Construction is starting to rise above ground level for a 26-story hotel and 25-story residential tower at 233 West 125th Street. The project is best known for its connection with the Victoria Theater, which will be restored and integrated with the Marriott. The Lam Group is the developer.

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56 Ainsle Street, via Google Maps

Permits Filed for 56 Ainslie Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential building at 56 Ainslie Street, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The project is part of a larger trend of redevelopment in an area west of Union Avenue, bordered by Borinquen Place, the BQE, and Metropolitan Avenue. The proposed building would be two blocks away from the Metropolitan Avenue subway station, serviced by the G and L trains. Big Apple Designers is behind the applications.

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