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53 West 53rd Street, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

53 West 53rd Street Reaches Full Pinnacle 1,050 Feet Above Street Level, Officially Tops-Out

One of the most highly anticipated skyscrapers in Manhattan’s history has finally reached its peak architectural height. Two American flags have been fastened to the top of the tower in Midtown, announcing that the full topping-out has now occurred. This differs from the mid-June topping out event that architect Jean Nouvel attended, since that was to celebrate construction reaching the peak habitable height. Hines is responsible for the development.

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11 Hoyt, rendering courtesy Tishman Speyer

Studio Gang’s Shimmering 11 Hoyt Street Rising Above Ground in Downtown Brooklyn

It’s been three months since we got a first look at what’s coming to 11 Hoyt Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Now, construction is starting to rise above street level. The latest images from Tectonic reveal that the building has reached its sixth floor, just shy of one-eighth of the eventual total floor count. At this point, no elements of the distinctive design from the renderings are visible. The 51-story condominium tower is being designed by Studio Gang, a Chicago-based firm. This will be their first residential building in New York City.

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1622-1632 York Avenue, via Google Maps

Permits Filed for 1622-1632 York Avenue, Yorkville, Manhattan

Permits have been filed for a fourteen-story assisted living facility at 1622-1632 York Avenue in Yorkville, Manhattan. The site is just one block from Carl Schurz Park, home to the Gracie Mansion, the official home of the Mayor of New York City. Two avenues away is the 86th Street subway station, serviced by the N and Q trains. The Engel Burman Group is behind the applications.

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