Back in January of 2017, construction at 685 First Avenue had just reached the fifth floor. In just under two years, the tower and façade have topped out, sales have launched, and completion is expected by the end of the year. Sheldon Solow’s Solow Building Company is developing the 42-story minimalist Murray Hill skyscraper.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 934 East Gun Hill Road in Williamsbridge, The Bronx. The site is six blocks away from the Gun Hill Road subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Arthur Franciosa of Franciosa Development LLC is listed as behind the application.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 951 Olmstead Avenue in Unionport, The Bronx. The site is fourteen blocks away from the Castle Hill Avenue subway station, serviced by the 6 trains. Matt Roth of the Heights Advisors will be responsible for the development.
Permits have been pre-filed for a new seven-story residential building at 443 West 54th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Manwei You will be responsible for the development. According to reports from The Real Deal dated from May of 2017, Manwei purchased the development for $23 million, and publicized a teaser design for the curtain wall building. While the image quality is low, it is still informative for how the scheme will fit in with surrounding neighbors.
Located in the heart of Midtown between West 36th Street and West 37th Streets is a new hotel that has topped out at 525 Eighth Avenue. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect, the 28-story building is being developed by Sam Chang of McSam Hotel Group. There will be 321 rooms covering a total of 96,000 square feet when complete.