125 West 57th Street’s Curtain Wall Progresses in Midtown, Manhattan

Façade installation is moving along on 125 West 57th Street, a 26-story commercial building on Billionaires’ Row in MidtownManhattan. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Alchemy-ABR Investment Partners and Cain International, the 420-foot-tall structure will yield 260,000 square feet with 185,000 square feet of full-floor Class A office space, a dedicated amenities floor designed by Gensler, 7,000 square feet of retail space, and a new home for the Calvary Baptist Church, which has operated on the site since 1883 and sold the property to the developers for $150 million in 2017. The property is located on an interior lot between Sixth and Seventh Avenues between Christian de Portzamparc‘s One57 and SHoP Architects111 West 57th Street.

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811 Lexington Avenue. Alexander Severin, courtesy of Think!

811 Lexington Avenue Celebrates Grand Opening In Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

IMPACCT Brooklyn recently celebrated the opening of 811 Lexington Avenue, a new affordable housing development designed specifically for low-income seniors and elderly individuals in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The 63-unit development, which was designed by Think!, aims to address the need for affordable housing among seniors in the area. The site was formerly occupied by a parking lot and a vacant industrial building that once housed the Mars Fudge and Fruit Company.

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