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Rogers Stirk Harbour+Partners Proposing New Construction and Expansion on Three Sites in West Chelsea Historic District

Led by Rogers Stirk Harbours + Partners, the UK-based design team has proposed a large development project in the West Historic Chelsea District. Consisting of three adjoining construction sites, the firm is seeking to create a new eleven-story building at 550 West 27th Street, as well as an expanded upper section on top of 260 Eleventh Avenue and an exterior renovation of 549 West 26th Street. The proposal is now under review by the Landmark Preservation Committee as of January 10, 2019.

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Leasing Launches For Solow’s 685 First Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan

Located on a 32,365 square foot parcel along First Avenue between East 39th Street and East 40th Street, 685 First Avenue has officially launched leasing for its 408 units. With a 460-foot tall facade of pitch black glass facing the East River, the 43-story tower is one of the newest and tallest skyscrapers to be completed in Midtown’s Murray Hill. Sheldon Solow of Solow Building Company is the developer of the 800,000 square foot project, while Richard Meier & Partners Architects is the designer. Leasing and move-ins are now underway, with units marketed by Citi Habitats New Developments.

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NoMad’s First Planned Supertall At 262 Fifth Avenue Appears Stalled, in Midtown Manhattan

Situated at the southwestern corner of Fifth Avenue and West 29th Street is the site of a proposed 1,009-foot condominium tower, known as 262 Fifth Avenue. Renderings were first released in late 2017, showing the very skinny and slender residential building towering over NoMad and Midtown South. Composed of a mix of glass and aluminum walls, the supertall would certainly stand out on the skyline for its height and profile. After the DOB approved plans back in October of 2017, the site was quickly cleared of the previously extant low-rise buildings, however, activity has come to a grinding halt since then. Boris Kuzinez of Five Points Development is developing the tower, while the architect is Meganom, a Russian design firm from Moscow.

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“The Standard” Passes Halfway Mark at 251 Northern Avenue in New Rochelle, New York

Now almost at its tenth floor, “The Standard” is on its way to an imminent 14-story pinnacle above New Rochelle. The upcoming residential building is located at 251 Northern Avenue, and began construction earlier this year. The project is being developed by the Cappelli Organization. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in April, and construction has progressed swiftly over the past eight months.

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Pelli Clarke Pelli-Designed 138 East 50th Street Nears Full Completion in Midtown East, Manhattan

Topping out just over a year ago, 138 East 50th Street is now the 19th-tallest skyscraper under construction in New York City. Standing 803 feet to its rooftop, the project is being designed by Pelli Clarke-Pelli and developed by Ceruzzi Properties, while SLCE Architects is the architect of record. Inside, there are 124 condominiums spread among 63 floors, covering a total scope of over 253,000 square feet. Each unit will average around 1,700 square feet. The site is located between Third and Lexington Avenue, in Midtown East.

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