328 East 61st Street Completes Construction on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Construction is now finished on 328 East 61st Street, a six-story office building for Memorial Sloan Kettering on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Daniel Goldner Architects and developed by LaSalle Investment Management, the low-rise edifice is located between First and Second Avenues with an architectural height of 82 feet tall and 72 feet to its roof. Inside the reinforced concrete structure is 61,740 square feet of newly built space, of which 49,750 square feet is dedicated to community facilities. William Macklowe Company recently sold its interest in the building for $95 million in mid-July. Cauldwell Wingate was the general contractor, DeSimone Consulting Engineers was the structural engineer, and 2L Engineering, D.P.C. handled the MEPs for the project.

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Conceptual Rendering of the Vale Restoration - Prospect Park Alliance

Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces $40M Fund to Restore the Vale of Cashmere in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a $40 million allocation of funds to restore the historic Children’s Pool and the former Rose Garden in Prospect Park’s Vale of Cashmere. The capital fund is the largest single allocation for maintenance, upkeep, and restoration since 1867, when Brooklyn’s most historic park first opened to the public.

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Demolition Begins for KPF-Designed Office Supertall at 343 Madison Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan

Demolition work is ramping up at 343 Madison Avenue, the site of a 1,050-foot commercial supertall in Midtown East and number seven on our end-of-year countdown. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Boston Properties, the 55-story structure will rise from a 25,000-square-foot rectangular site between East 44th and 45th Streets that is currently occupied by a 15-story building that formerly housed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority headquarters. The new tower will yield 832,613 square feet of office space, 5,357 square feet of retail space, and 5,357 square feet of subterranean circulation paths to Grand Central Terminal and the future East Side Access project. Rezoning plans for 343 Madison Avenue were approved by the City Council in mid November.

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Preliminary rendering of proposed renovations at Frederick E. Samuel Apartments

NYCHA Announces Majors Renovations for Frederick E. Samuel Apartments at 141 West 142nd Street in Harlem

NYCHA has revealed its plans to renovate Frederick E. Samuel Apartments, a 42-building affordable housing portfolio in Harlem. The Frederick Samuel Apartments stretch from West 139th Street to West 147th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Lenox Avenue. The portfolio includes 664 units and houses 1,379 residents, some of whom reside in buildings more than 100 years old.

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