The last of the concrete has been poured for the New York Wheel, the 630-foot-tall Ferris wheel under construction next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George. After four years of delays, CEO Rich Marin and his crew of investors are ready to start building the huge tourist attraction on the island’s North Shore.
The 12-story rental building at 69 East 125th Street in East Harlem is getting close to its full height. The developers have sent along shots of the construction, which has reached the 11th floor along 125th Street.
Construction has recently topped out on the 12-story, 186-unit mixed-use building under development at 411 West 35th Street, located on the corner of Dyer Avenue in the Hudson Yards District. Photos of the progress have been posted to the YIMBY Forums by ILNY. The latest building permits indicate the structure encompasses 191,702 square feet. There will be 14,586 square feet of retail space and a 981-square-foot doctor’s office on the ground floor. The residential units, beginning on the second floor, should average 875 square feet apiece, although it’s not known if they will be rentals or condos. Amenities include an 80-car underground parking garage, storage for 94 bikes, laundry facilities, an outdoor recreational area on the ground floor, a rooftop terrace, and many other “recreation” and “parcel” rooms (probably consisting of lounges, a fitness center, etc.). YYY Development & Construction is the developer. Gowanus-based Workshop Design + Architecture is the design architect, while Aufgang Architects is serving as executive architect. Completion is expected in early 2017.
A nine-story, 32-unit mixed-use project has topped out at 41-04 27th Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. The structure can be seen in a photo update by The Court Square Blog. Dubbed Queens Boro Tower, the latest buildings permits indicate it encompasses 30,355 square feet. The ground floor and part of the cellar level will be occupied by 4,073 square feet of retail space. On the floors above, the residential units should average 654 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. A fitness center is listed as an amenity, and renderings of the project show many of the apartments will feature balconies. Rego Park-based Great Stone Development is the developer, while Chang Hwa Tan’s Elmhurst-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. Completion can be expected in early 2017. In March, the project was just five stories above street level.
The year 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the law that created the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. It was full of celebration, and education. However, it is 2016 when the future of the commission is being decided.