The Frick Collection’s Expansion Progresses at 1 East 70th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Construction has topped out on the expansion of The Frick Collection at 1 East 70th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Annabelle Selldorf of Selldorf Architects with Beyer Blinder Belle as the architect of record, the addition will add 18,000 square feet of museum space to the historic property, which first opened to the public in 1935 and is bound by Fifth Avenue, East 70th, and East 71st Streets. Sciame Construction is the general contractor for the $160 million project, which broke ground in May 2021 after gaining approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). Kohler Ronan provided MEP/FP engineering services, as well as IT and security design services for the Frick Collection Expansion project.

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Renovation Continues for Mount Sinai Surgical Innovation Center at 432 West 58th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Construction is progressing on the Mount Sinai Comprehensive Center For Surgical Innovation (CCSI), an 11-story building at 432 West 58th Street in Hell’s Kitchen. The project involves the renovation and modernization of the 52-year-old, 172,000-square-foot structure, which the hospital purchased back from the Italian school La’Scuola d’Italia for $75.1 million in 2018 three years after parting with it for $55 million. Lendlease is the general contractor for the project, which is being carried out with the help of an $11.6 million grant from the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). The property is located between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, directly across 58th Street from the hospital’s main campus.

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Daytime view of the Garment District in Manhattan - Courtesy of Mark Zhu, Stock Photo Contributor

New York State Awards $4.5M to Manhattan’s Garment District to Support Neighborhood Revitalization

Manhattan’s Garment District is the latest neighborhood to receive an award from the NY Forward program, a state-funded initiative that supports strategic revitalization plans across New York. The $4.5 million award will specifically support local efforts to create a robust economic district with attractive investment opportunities, engaging public spaces, and improved public safety.

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