YIMBY toured 425 Park Avenue, a completed 47-story commercial skyscraper in Midtown East and the first new full-block building constructed along Park Avenue’s Plaza District in nearly half a century. Designed by Lord Norman Foster of Foster + Partners and developed by L&L Holding Company, Tokyu Land Corporation, and co-managing partner BentallGreenOak, the 897-foot-tall tower yields 667,000 square feet of flexible Class A office space with panoramic views up and down Park Avenue and over Midtown, Manhattan. Adamson Associates Architects was the architect of record, WSP was the structural and MEP engineer, R&R Scaffolding provided the BMU, and Tishman Construction was the construction manager for the property, which is located between East 55th and East 56th Streets.
Construction is nearing completion on 532 Clinton Avenue, a seven-story residential building in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Designed by Afshari PC and developed by 532 Clinton LLC, which purchased the site for $6.5 million in 2019, the 80-foot-tall structure will yield 30,000 square feet with 14 units in one- to three-bedroom layouts. Avo Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Fulton Street to the north and Vanderbilt Avenue to the south.
Construction is now underway at 1366 East New York Avenue, a 72-unit affordable housing project in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The project will debut as The Rise, and is being developed in partnership by Xenolith Partners, the Women’s Prison Association, and the Brownsville Partnership.
Permits have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use building at 1187 Ocean Avenue in Midwood, Brooklyn. Located between Glenwood Road and Farragut Road, the lot is near the Newkirk Plaza subway station, serviced by the B and Q trains. Mohammed Azad of Titan Contracting Corp. is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Exterior work is progressing on 249 East 62nd Street, a 28-story residential tower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by INC Architecture & Design with SLCE Architects as the executive architect and developed by Zeckendorf Development, the 347-foot-tall structure will yield 66 condominium units with two to four homes per level. Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing is handling sales and marketing and CM & Associates is the general contractor for the property, which is located by the corner of Second Avenue and East 62nd Street.