Façade work is nearing completion on 601 West 29th Street, a 695-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Hudson Yards and number 19 on our year-end construction countdown. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Douglaston Development, the 60-story structure is also known as “Tower A” in a two-building development alongside 606 West 30th Street, which has yet to begin rising over Midtown, Manhattan. 601 West 29th Street will yield 703 market-rate and 235 affordable housing residences, 50,000 square feet of amenity space, and 15,000 square feet of retail space. Levine Builders is constructing the property, which is bound by Eleventh Avenue to the east, West 29th Street to the south, and West 30th Street to the north.
A new studio space for the 92nd Street Y (92Y) is opening in 180 East 88th Street, DDG’s completed 47-unit tower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Located in the ground-floor retail section facing Third Avenue, the space will host cultural programming and arts classes as part of Joe McMillan’s DDG and Global Holdings‘ philanthropic support for culture and social justice in New York City.
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation has unveiled a new outdoor monument honoring renowned journalist Nellie Bly. Located on the island’s northern tip, “The Girl Puzzle” consists of five bronze faces sculpted in the image of Bly and anonymous female faces representing Asian American, Black, young, older, and queer women.
Permits have been filed for a 22-story, mixed-use two-tower development at 395 Carroll Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Located between Bond Street and Nevins Avenue, the lot is adjacent to the Gowanus Canal. The R train at the Union Street subway station and the F and G trains at the Carroll Street station are within walking distance of the site. Rafael Rabinowitz of Galaxy Developers LLC is listed as the owner behind the permit, which was filed as one building with two separate towers and a combined six-story podium.
At number 20 on our year-end countdown is a pair of mixed-use residential skyscrapers at 495 Eleventh Avenue in Midtown West, Manhattan. Designed by FXCollaborative with Gene Kaufman Architects as the architect of record, the 589,842-square-foot project consists of a 680-foot-tall, 57-story edifice paired with a slightly shorter 653-foot-tall, 56-story sibling that will rise along Eleventh Avenue between West 39th and West 40th Streets, next to the Jakob K. Javits Center. NYC Economic Development Corporation is listed as the owner behind the applications that were filed back in late October.