The Gilder Center Opens at The American Museum of Natural History on Manhattan’s Upper West Side 

YIMBY attended the grand opening of the Gilder Center, a new five-story wing of the American Museum of Natural History at 415 Columbus Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang with Davis Brody Bond as the executive architect, the $465 million project involved the construction of 190,000 square feet of new exhibition space and 40,000 square feet of renovations to existing portions of the museum. Buro Happold was the façade consultant; W&W Glass, LLC supplied and installed the engineered custom curtain wall facades, skylights and entrance systems; Arup performed structural engineering and acoustic and audiovisual consulting; and Tishman Construction Company of New York was the general contractor for the facility, which is located by the intersection of Columbus Avenue and West 79th Street.

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Aerial view of The Dime Building at 275 South Fifth Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Revel Opens New York’s Largest Ultra-Fast Electric Vehicle Charging Hub at ‘The Dime’ in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The Dime Building at 275 South Fifth Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is now home to the largest ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in New York State. Building owners Charney Companies and Tavros Capital recently announced the deal with electric vehicle company Revel, which will also relocate its corporate headquarters to the development.

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Housing Lottery Launches for Pacific Park at 595 Dean Street in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

The affordable housing lottery has launched for 595 Dean Street, a two-tower mixed-use development part of Pacific Park in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by TF Cornerstone, the structure yields with 558 market-rate apartments, 240 affordable housing units, a 60,000-square-foot public plaza, and 3,412 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 240 units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $78,515 to $187,330.

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