Demolition Finishes for SOM-Designed Skyscraper at 415 Madison Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan

415 Madison Avenue recently completed on-site demolition for an upcoming 40-story commercial skyscraper in Midtown East. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and owned by Rudin Management under the 415 Madison Avenue LLC, the 605-foot-tall replacement will yield a total of 343,100 square feet of new office space, a 350-square-foot ground-floor retail pavilion, and a 2,400-square-foot open-air public concourse. The ground-up project is being constructed in compliance with the East Midtown sub-district regulations, alongside the use of air rights that were previously purchased from the landmarked St. Bartholomew’s Church along Park Avenue. PAL Environmental Services served as the former general contractor but now AECOM Tishman is the new general contractor for the Midtown, Manhattan property, which is located at the corner of Madison Avenue and East 48th Street.

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Rendering of the New York Climate Exchange - Courtesy of SOM

Stony Brook University and SOM Selected to Complete $700M Climate Research Campus on Governors Island

A project team led by Stony Brook University and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been selected to complete a $700 million climate research and education campus on Governors Island. Stony Brook University will anchor the 400,000-square-foot campus, known formally as The Cen­ter for Cli­mate Solutions. The education and research hub will debut as New York Climate Exchange.

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Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for 509 Third Avenue in Murray Hill, Manhattan

The affordable housing lottery has launched for 509 Third Avenue, a 36-story mixed-use building in Murray Hill, Manhattan. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Lalezarian Properties, the structure yields 229 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 58 units for residents at 40 to 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $29,040 to $187,330.

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Permits Filed for 1359 Nostrand Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn

Permits have been filed to expand a three-story structure into a four-story residential building at 1359 Nostrand Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located between Lenox Road and Linden Boulevard, the lot is three blocks north of the Church Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Solomon Schwimmer of Twin Group Associates Inc. is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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Rendering of 555 Greenwich Street - COOKFOX Architects

555 Greenwich Nears Completion in Hudson Square, Manhattan

Exterior work nears completion on 555 Greenwich, a 16-story commercial building in Hudson Square. Designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by Hudson Square Properties, a joint venture by Trinity Church Wall StreetHines, and Norges Bank Investment Management, the 270,000-square-foot structure connects to the adjacent 345 Hudson Street via a horizontal overbuild to yield a combined 715,000 square feet of office space. Tishman Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by King Street to the north, Charlton Street to the south, and Greenwich Street to the west.

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