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165 Lexington Avenue, designed by Isaac & Stern Architects.

165 Lexington Avenue Progresses in Kips Bay, Manhattan

Exterior work is progressing on 165 Lexington Avenue, an 11-story residential building in Kips Bay, Manhattan. Designed by Isaac & Stern Architects and developed Brooklyn North Capital and Riverbrook Equities, the 58,630-square-foot structure will yield 43 condominium units in studio to two-bedroom layouts, averaging 918 square feet. DNArc Design Studio is in charge of the interiors and The Serhant Team and Nestseekers International are responsible for sales and marketing for the property, which is situated along Lexington Avenue between East 30th and 31st Streets.

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Handel Architects’ 58-Story ‘Parcel F’ Begins Vertical Ascent Over Hunters Point South, Queens

Construction is rising rapidly on “Parcel F,” a 58-story residential skyscraper in Hunters Point South, Queens. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Gotham Organization, the structure will yield 689 residential units alongside Parcel G, its 34-story, 443-unit sibling. A low-rise grade school building will be located in the middle of the complex, which is situated on the southern tip of the Hunters Point peninsula at the confluence of the East River and Newton Creek. Parcel F is bound by Center Boulevard to the north, 56th Avenue to the east, 57th Avenue to the west, and is rising above Hunters Point South Park Extension.

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52-03 and 52-41 Center Boulevard Rapidly Take Shape Over Hunters Point South, Queens

Construction has topped out on 52-03 Center Boulevard, a 587-foot-tall, 56-story skyscraper in Hunters Point, Queens, while its 46-story, 475-foot-tall sibling is nearly complete at 52-41 Center Boulevard. Designed by ODA Architecture with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, the two towers are part of TF Cornerstone‘s Hunters Point South development, which is set to bring a total of 1,194 residential units to the East River waterfront. Of these, 719 will be designated for affordable housing. 52-03 and 52-41 Center Boulevard are bound by Center Boulevard to the west, Borden Avenue to the north, 2nd Street to the east, and 54th Avenue to the south.

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Aerial render of Queens Plaza Park looking west towards Manhattan, from The Durst Organization

Sven’s Exterior Hoist Begins Disassembly at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City, Queens

Exterior work is wrapping up on Sven, aka Queens Plaza Park, a 762-foot-tall skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City. Designed by Handel Architects for The Durst Organization, the 67-story project currently holds the title as the second-tallest structure in Queens and will yield a total of 978,000 square feet. Selldorf Architects is serving as the interior designer, Hunter Roberts as the general contractor, and Jaros, Baum & Bolles Engineering is handling the required mechanical systems. The project is aiming for LEED certification.

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New Renderings Released for Dual-Skyscraper Development at 495 Eleventh Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan

New renderings have been revealed for 495 Eleventh Avenue, a pair of residential skyscrapers in Midtown, Manhattan. Located between West 39th and 40th Streets directly next to the Jakob K. Javits Center expansion, the two towers will stand 680 feet tall and 57 stories, and 653 feet tall and 56 stories. The site currently functions as a parking lot for the New York Police Department. FXCollaborative and Gwathmey Siegal Kaufman Architects are the designers responsible for the work.

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