At number 22 on our year-end countdown is 450 Eleventh Avenue, a topped-out 642-foot-tall Aloft Hotel in Hudson Yards. Designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Group, the slender 51-story reinforced concrete skyscraper will yield 379 guest rooms as well as a business center, a ballroom, and a fourth-floor restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace overlooking the growing neighborhood. Atria Builders LLC is the general contractor for the Midtown, Manhattan property, which is located at the corner of West 37th Street and Eleventh Avenue, directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Center. The total construction cost is expected to be around $368 million.
A new cultural center celebrating Irish art, heritage, and performance has arrived in Hell’s Kitchen. Located at 726 Eleventh Avenue, the new Irish Arts Center is now open to the public following an intimate gathering of elected officials, community leaders, Irish delegates, and supporting patrons.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for Alvista Towers II, a newly built 25-story mixed-use building at 147-25 94th Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. Designed by GF55 Partners and developed by Artimus NYC, the structure yields 543 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 353 units for residents at 50 to 165 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $25,920 to $212,685.
Permits have been filed for a 14-story mixed-use building with affordable housing at 335 Bond Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Carroll Street and Bond Street, the corner lot is near the Carroll Street subway station, serviced by the F and G trains. Robert Slinin is listed as the owner behind the applications.
At number 23 on our year-end countdown is Journal Squared Tower 3, a 60-story residential skyscraper under construction in Jersey City‘s Journal Square neighborhood. Designed by HWKN Architecture and Handel Architects and developed by Kushner Real Estate Group and National Real Estate Advisors, the tower is the final component of the three-skyscraper complex and will top out as the second tallest, yielding 600 rental apartments with interiors designed by Major and Handel Architects. The development is bound by Pavonia Avenue to the north and Summit Avenue to the east. Groundbreaking occurred in early October.