Foundation Work Underway for Columbia University Tower at 600 West 125th Street in Manhattanville, Manhattan

Excavation and foundation work are underway at 600 West 125th Street, the site of a 34-story tower on Columbia University‘s Manhattanville campus. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop with CetraRuddy Architecture as the executive architect and developed by the Trustees of Columbia University, the 391-foot-tall building will yield 175,000 square feet with 141,565 square feet of community facility space, 5,000 square feet of commercial space, and 142 residences for graduate students and faculty members. The property was once home to a McDonald’s and is located at West 125th Street and Broadway, directly across from The Forum and Wallach Art Gallery, also designed by Renzo Piano. LERA is the structural engineer for the project.

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270 West 96th Street courtesy of Fetner Properties

Demo Permits Make Way for SLCE-Designed Tower at 270 West 96th Street on the Upper West Side

Demo permits have been filed for 270 West 96th Street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the future site of a 23-story mixed-use tower designed by SLCE Architects. Located between West End Avenue and Broadway, the 2,850-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story commercial building built in 1910. Fetner Properties is listed as the owner behind the application.

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Affordable Units Still Available at 18A Bleecker Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn

The affordable housing lottery has launched for 18A Bleecker Street, a four-story residential building built in 2017 in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Designed by RCGA Architects, the structure yields 7,749 square feet and eight residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are two units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $73,715 to $139,620.

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660 Fifth Avenue’s New Glass Curtain Wall Rises in Midtown, Manhattan

The new glass curtain wall has begun installation on 660 Fifth Avenue, a 39-story commercial building in Midtown, Manhattan. Formerly addressed as 666 Fifth Avenue, the office tower is in the process of having its mid-century façade replaced with a modern envelope in a project designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Brookfield Properties. The 1.5-million-square-foot property is located between West 52nd and 53rd Streets.

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