New York

425 Park Avenue. with concrete reaching the top floor and steel just fifteen floors below, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

425 Park Avenue’s Concrete Core Reaches Top Floor in Midtown East

Construction is moving fast for 425 Park Avenue, as is the curtain wall. The new Midtown office tower rising on Manhattan’s most prestigious thoroughfare saw steel begin climbing rapidly as soon as construction breeched the original partially-demolished extant structure. As it now stands, topping out appears imminent. The concrete core has reached the top floor, while the steel has 15 more stories remaining before its final 41st level. L&L Holding Company is responsible for the development.

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7 Terrace View Avenue, via Google Maps

Permits Filed for 7 Terrace View Avenue in Manhattan’s Marble Hill Ex-Clave

Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 7 Terrace View Avenue in Marble Hill, Manhattan. Marble Hill is the northernmost region of Manhattan, and is the only portion of the borough that isn’t on an island. While it had been connected to the main island of Manhattan before, the US Army cut it off of the city for a canal to expedite shipping in the late 19th Century, and it was later connected to the Bronx in 1914 by filling in the old river. James Kwon will be responsible for developing a structure along the northern edge of the neighborhood, near where the old river used to be.

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260 Kent Avenue beside the newly opened River Street, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Domino Redevelopment’s 42-Story 260 Kent Avenue Gets First Glass & Molecular-Inspired Facade

Glass is starting to rise at 260 Kent Avenue, and there’s something strangely pleasing about the new façade. The clean pre-cast concrete panels are shockingly white, and have deeply set back windows. The molecular pattern and forms of sugar crystals inspired the unusual design, as an homage to the Domino Sugar Factory that used to dominate the Williamsburg waterfront.

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