It was in August that YIMBY last brought you a construction update on the two-tower, 974-unit mixed-use development under construction at 43-25 Hunter Street, in Long Island City. At the time, the smaller 14-story building just topped out and the larger building was a story above street level. Fast forward to today and the 50-story portion is now 27 stories in height, exceeding its halfway point, as reported by The Court Square Blog. Curtain wall installation is also well underway on both structures, and work appears to have already transitioned to the interior at the 14-story building. The entire project will encompass 921,592 square feet, although 726,305 square feet will be used as residential space. Units will average 787 square feet apiece and 20 percent of them will rent at below market-rates. In addition, 18,800 square feet of retail space will be located on the ground floor. SLCE Architects is designing and Rockrose Development Corp. is behind the project. Completion is targeted for the summer of 2017.
The city’s Department of Design and Construction tasked the Bjarke Ingels Group to design a new three-story station for New York City Police Department’s 40th Precinct, and now the Architect’s Newspaper has the project’s reveal. The new station will be located at 561-585 St. Ann’s Avenue, currently a vacant parcel on the corner of East 149th Street, in Mott Haven. The 59-foot-tall facility will measure 43,500 square feet and will feature a central indoor atrium, a green roof, and a community meeting room. The project will also include the redesign of a triangular parking lot immediately to the north. Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects is leading the site design work. Completion is expected in 2020.
YIMBY has brought you continual updates on the progress of Extell’s 217 West 57th Street, a.k.a. Nordstrom Tower (officially Central Park Tower), and now we have the first photos of what the facade for the building will actually look like, as well as an update on progress. The image comes from an anonymous tipster and shows the glass that will appear over the top of the Nordstrom floors, crowning the retail podium in a series of undulating curves, and demarcating the boundary between the pedestrian realm and the supertall that will cantilever up above.
Market-rate development is finally returning to Belmont, a neighborhood just south of Fordham University in the northeastern Bronx. Yesterday, developer Gac Haxhari filed applications for an eight-story market-rate building at 2118 Mapes Avenue, between East 180th and 181st streets, which is two short blocks from Bronx Park.
Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst has become the center of the neighborhood’s construction boom, as developers try to cater to the growing immigrant communities in eastern Queens. And one developer has filed plans for a 10-story residential building with retail and community facilities at 70-40 45th Avenue, just off the major 12-lane artery.