Excavation Set to Begin for Pelli Clarke Pelli-Designed Skyscraper at 555 West 38th Street in Hudson Yards

Work is set to begin at 555 West 38th Street, the site of a 52-story residential skyscraper designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Located to the north of the first phase of Hudson Yards along Eleventh Avenue, the property sits directly across from the new expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Center and a couple streets south of the Lincoln Tunnel entrance. Machinery is on site in preparation for the excavation of the asphalt-covered lot to make way for the 570-foot-tall tower. Rockrose is the developer of the project, which will contain 598 rental units.

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79 Winthrop Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn

Permits Filed for 79 Winthrop Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn

Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 79 Winthrop Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn. Located between Bedford Avenue and Flatbush Avenue, the lot is two blocks west of the Winthrop Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains, and one block east of the Parkside Avenue station, serviced by the Q train. Matt Gold of 102 Lefferts Garden Mazal MNBD is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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Bulging Sculptural Windows at Heatherwick’s 515 West 18th Street Nearing Completion, in Chelsea

The first residential project in New York City by Thomas Heatherwick is making swift progress at 515 West 18th Street in Chelsea. The curtain wall of bulging, two-story windows on the shorter, ten-story building is nearly complete, while the façade of the taller, 22-story reinforced concrete structure is now starting on the second floor. The topped-out buildings straddle the High Line and will become an eye-catching addition to the neighborhood for residents and tourists alike. The project is located between Tenth Avenue and Eleventh Avenue, and is being developed by Related Companies.

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