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685 First Avenue, rendering by bloomimages

Solow’s 685 First Avenue Nearing Completion, Murray Hill

Among the few vacant lots remaining in Murray Hill, 685 First Avenue, between East 39th and 40th Streets, was one of the largest before permits were filed back in August of 2015. In May of 2016, the first renderings for the building were released, and by January of this year, construction was several floors above street level. Now, the latest photos from 5B Films show that work has topped-out, and the facade is closing in on the upper levels, as the 42-story tower approaches completion.

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685 First Avenue, rendering by bloomimages

42-Story, 556-Unit Mixed-Use Tower Climbs to Fifth Floor at 685 First Avenue, Murray Hill

Construction is now five stories above street level on the 42-story, 556-unit mixed-use tower under development at 685 First Avenue, located between East 39th and 40th streets in Murray Hill. Progress on the structure can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will encompass 813,813 square feet and rise 460 feet in height.


Waterline Square

New Renderings Of Three-Towered Waterline Square, Upper West Side

General Investment & Development Companies (GID) is rebranding their three-tower mixed-use development — between West 59th and 61st streets and Freedom Place South and Riverside Boulevard, in Lincoln Square (which is technically south of the Upper West Side) — as Waterline Square. Updated renderings have been released of the towers, per Curbed NY, each of which has been designed by different architects.


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