Full 17th Street elevation of the existing (left), previously proposed (center), and currently prosed (right) property at 122 Fifth Ave - The Bromley Companies; Studios Architecture

Updated Proposals Revealed for Commercial Expansion at 122 Fifth Avenue in Union Square, Manhattan

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will this week review updated proposals to renovate an existing commercial office building and construct a ground-up ten-story building at 122 Fifth Avenue in Union Square, Manhattan. The T-shaped property is located within the Ladies Mile Historic District and was originally completed in 1899 by architect Robert Maynicke and real estate developer Henry Corn.

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Debevoise Senior Housing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Courtesy of NY Housing Connect

Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for Debevoise Senior Housing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The affordable housing lottery has launched for Debevoise Senior Housing, an eight-story residential building at 40 Debevoise Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The 55,158-square-foot development is being constructed through the Senior Affordable Rental Apartments and Inclusionary Housing Programs of the New York City Housing Preservation & Development and will yield 65 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 44 units for residents at 50 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $0 to $51,200.

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Graduate Hotel And Verizon Executive Education Center Complete Construction on Roosevelt Island

Work is fully complete on Snøhetta‘s 18-story, 224-room Graduate Hotel at 22 North Loop Road and the adjacent four-story Verizon Tech Executive Education Center on Roosevelt Island. Stonehill Taylor worked alongside Snøhetta for the Graduate Hotel, serving as the architect of record. The Graduate Hotel and the Verizon Tech Center properties are the final pieces of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-designed Cornell Tech master plan, which was developed by Hudson CompaniesRelated Companies, and Brookfield and rises south of the Queensboro Bridge’s central span.

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456 Greenwich Street’s Eight-Story Superstructure Tops Out in Tribeca, Manhattan

Construction has topped out on 456 Greenwich Street, a 110-foot-tall, eight-story hotel building in Tribeca. Developed by Caspi Development and designed by Stephen B. Jacobs Group with Martin Brudnizki Design Studio as the interior designer, the 94,000-square-foot structure will yield 96 guest rooms operated by Groupe Lucien Barrière of the Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris. The site is bound by Greenwich Street to the east, Desbrosses Street to the south, and Washington Street to the west. More than three years passed from groundbreaking to topping out due to numerous delays stemming from legal disputes and financial issues, though it appears that the project is finally back on track.

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