New York

Permits Filed For 13-38 Central Avenue in Far Rockaway, Queens

Permits have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use residential and commercial building at 13-28 Central Avenue in Far Rockaway, Queens. The 42,758-square foot lot is located at the intersection of Central Avenue and Nameoke Street. The proposed scope for the new project is around 195,000 square feet. The site is close to the Far Rockaway – Mott Avenue subway station at the end of the A line. Ericka Keller-Wala of Brisa MPB Community Square LLC is listed as the owner of the site. Paul Castrucci Architect is listed as the designer, while William Vitacco Associates, LTD filed the permits.

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NoMad’s Virgin Hotel Tops Out At 1225 Broadway, Work on Podium Floors and Facade Continues

The future Virgin Hotel at 1225 Broadway has officially topped out above NoMad. The 476-foot tall skyscraper has about 300,000 square feet of newly built space. The interiors will yield a 460-key hotel and 90,000 square feet of retail on the lower podium floors. VOA Associates is the designer of the glass skyscraper while Lam Group is the developer. Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group will be in charge of managing the hotel when completed.

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Permits Filed For 30-Story Hotel at 112 Liberty Street, in The Financial District

Permits have been filed for a new 30-story hotel at 112 Liberty Street, in the Financial District. The site sits directly across from 150 Greenwich Street and the World Trade Center complex by the intersection of Church Street and Liberty Street. It will be designed by Stonehill & Taylor Architects and yield around 92,300 square feet of newly built space. Demolition of the current low-rise buildings will have to begin before excavation and construction on the new skyscraper can begin. The new skyscraper is proposed to be 327 feet tall and will be the tallest building on that parcel of land.

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1-15 57th Street and 57-28 2nd Avenue, rendering by Handel Architects

Two Major New Residential Skyscrapers Filed at 57-28 2nd Street & 1-15 57th Avenue, in Long Island City’s Hunters Point South

Permits have been filed for two major new towers at 57-28 2nd Street and 1-15 57th Avenue in Hunters Point South. The two proposed, glass residential buildings are being designed by Handel Architects and will sit at the intersection of 57th Avenue and 2nd Street. The sites are located in Long Island City by the Hunters Point South ferry terminal. Both towers are being developed by Gotham and Riseboro Community Partnership.

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New Senior Housing Facility at 139 East 56th Street Tops Out in Midtown Manhattan

139 East 56th Street, aka 677-681 Lexington Avenue, recently topped out 17 stories above Midtown. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Hines and Welltower, the new senior-housing facility is called “Sunrise” and is located at the corner of East 56th Street and Lexington Avenue. Facade installation at ground level has also commenced. The two developers previously paid $115 million for the 9,236-square foot site. The tower now stands 218 feet to its rooftop.

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