Sales Launch for 109 East 79th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Sales have launched for the topped-out 109 East 79th Street, a 20-story residential building under construction on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Steven Harris Architects and developed by Legion Investment Group, the 210-foot-tall structure will yield 145,000 square feet divided into 31 condominiums, some spanning over 6,000 square feet. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is the exclusive marketing and sales agent for the two- to five-bedroom residences. Cauldwall Wingate is the general contractor for the project, which is located between Lexington and Park Avenues. The Cathy Franklin Team is handling on-site sales and pricing begins at $5.5 million for a two-bedroom residence to $35 million for a full-floor penthouse with private roof terrace. Interiors and landscaping are being done by Rees Roberts + Partners.

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Korean Cultural Center Continues to Progress at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Work is continuing to progress behind scaffolding on the Korean Cultural Center of NYC, a seven-story structure at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill. Designed by SAMOO Architecture PC and developed by Level Group, the 36,500-square-foot edifice will serve as the headquarters for the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, NY, which purchased the property in March 2008 at a cost of $15.8 million. This sale also included the use of nearly 4,500 square feet of air rights. Construction took a quite some time to commence, and ground broke in June 2018 for the 120-foot-tall project. KSK Construction Group is the general contractor for the building, which sits between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue. The developers are aiming for LEED Certification.

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Calyer Place Waterfront Complex Continues to Rise Over Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Construction is continuing to rise on Calyer Place, a nearly 1-million-square-foot residential development on the GreenpointBrooklyn waterfront. Designed by Cooper Robertson & Partners with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, and developed by M&H Realty LLC, the project includes a pair of 40-story towers along with 32- and 22-story siblings, and will yield around 700,000 square feet of residential space with 700 apartments, as well as 10,000 square feet of commercial space, 7,160 square feet for unspecified community facility use, and over 600 parking spaces. The land was once home to the historic Greenpoint Terminal Market, which suffered a ten-alarm fire and was demolished in 2017 before site preparations and construction began.

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