Demolition Progresses for 45-Story Manhattan Detention Complex at 124-125 White Street in Chinatown, Manhattan

Demolition work is continuing for the Manhattan Detention Complex (MDC) at 124-125 White Street in Chinatown, Manhattan. Led by design-build organization Gramercy Group Inc., the $2.13 billion project will replace the aging detention center known as “The Tombs” with a 295-foot-tall structure spanning 1.25 million square feet and approximately 15 to 17 stories high. When complete, the MDC will stand as the tallest jail structure in the world and its modern facilities will help accommodate the planned closure of Rikers Island. AECOM-Hill JV is the construction manager for the property, which is bound by Walker Street to the north, the Manhattan Criminal Court Building to the south, Baxter Street to the east, and Centre Street to the west.

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Work Steadily Moves Along At 175 Huron Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn 

Construction is steadily progressing at 175 Huron Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by Anthony Cucich Architect  and developed by Polaris Investment One LLC, the ground-up five-story structure will yield a total of three residential units. NY Proconstruction Inc. is listed as the general contractor for the property, which is situated on an interior lot between Manhattan Avenue to the west and McGuinness Boulevard to the east.

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Domino Sugar Factory Refinery, rendering courtesy Two Trees

Glass Exterior Facade Progresses Atop The Refinery At 292 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Construction is steadily moving along with the facade installation atop The Refinery, which has been historically known as the Domino Sugar Refinery that is currently undergoing a complete commercial conversion and expansion at 292 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) and developed by Two Trees, the $250 million project involves a full gut renovation and construction of a 27,000-square-foot glass-clad barrel vault atop the parapet, bringing the 140-year-old building’s new height to 235 feet high. Dencityworks and Bonetti/Kozerski are the interior designers for the property, which is located along the East River waterfront between South 2nd and South 3rd Streets.

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