Construction has topped out on 537 Summit Avenue, the second and tallest building in the three-tower Journal Squared complex in Jersey City. Despite its location across the Hudson River from New York, the 754-foot-tall reinforced concrete skyscraper’s prominent height earns it inclusion at the number-24 spot in YIMBY’s countdown of the tallest current projects in the city. Designed by HWKN/Hollwich Kushner and Handel Architects and developed by Kushner Real Estate Group, the tower stands dominantly over its shorter 563-foot-tall, 53-story sibling.
J Frankl Associates has released renderings for a new eight-story mixed-use property in Borough Park, Brooklyn following the issuance of permits from the New York City Department of Buildings. Located on a corner lot at 5501 New Utrecht Avenue, the reinforced concrete structure will feature an industrial-style brick and metal façade, and a large setback above the sixth floor for an outdoor terrace and additional residential area.
Developer GFP Real Estate recently filed zoning amendment applications with city planning commission to permit the enlargement of an existing arcade and office building in Lower Manhattan. Located at 100 Pearl Street, also known as 7 Hanover Square, scope of work includes an infill of the existing arcade with ground-floor retail and new lobby spaces.
Permits have been filed for a 34-story building at 600 West 125th Street in Manhattanville. Located on the corner of Broadway and West 125th Street, the lot is steps away from the 125th Street subway station, serviced by the 1 train. The Trustees of Columbia University is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, is the 25th building on our annual countdown of the tallest projects underway in New York. Construction has passed the halfway point on the 755-foot-tall residential skyscraper, which is located at 27-29 Queens Plaza North in Long Island City. Meanwhile, the curved reflective glass curtain wall is rapidly ascending the 67-story reinforced concrete superstructure. Handel Architects is the designer and The Durst Organization is the developer of the project, which is also addressed as 29-37 41st Avenue. Selldorf Architects is the interior designer.