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Model of the two-story Empire State Building and the grand staircase, image by Evan Joseph

The Empire State Building’s New Visitor Center Celebrates Official Opening Day

Last year, 4.2 million people visited the Empire State Building’s observation deck through their Fifth Avenue lobby. What the visitors may not have realized is that office employees were using the same entrance. Thankfully, workers will no longer have to wade through crowds of wayward tourists every day. A new entrance officially opened yesterday for the famous Midtown supertall, designed to accommodate the large number of visitors and create a more engaging experience.

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25 Kent Avenue’s Scaffolding Comes Down As Its Facade Goes Up in Williamsburg

Located in Williamsburg along Kent Avenue, between North 12th Street and North 13th Street, the full-block, eight-story structure at 25 Kent Avenue will soon contain over half a million square feet of office space. Combining 15-foot high ceilings for the office floors with waterfront views of Manhattan and Bushwick Inlet Park, future tenants will also have access to multiple outdoor terraces stepping up to a landscaped rooftop. The project is being designed by Hollwich Kushner and Gensler, and developed by Rubenstein Partners and Heritage Equity Partners.

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Facade Installation Begins for 108 Chambers Street, Tribeca

Standing in the heart of Tribeca at the corner of Chambers Street and Church Street is 108 Chambers Street, a low-rise 10-story mixed-use residential building designed by Woods Bagot Architects and developed by Greystone Development. Now, the facade is beginning to be installed along Church Street, with waterproofing preceding glass panels. The concrete structure’s exterior will soon be faced in a mixture of glass and dark angled panels.

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