Domino Sugar Factory Refinery, rendering courtesy Two Trees

The Refinery’s Steel Barrel Vault Tops Out at 292 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Construction has topped out on the barrel-vaulted extension for The Refinery, a commercial conversion and expansion of the 140-year-old Domino Sugar Refinery at 292 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) and developed by Two Trees, the $250 million project involves the gut renovation of the former industrial facility and the construction of a 27,000-square-foot steel-framed, glass-clad addition that will bring the structure’s height to 235 feet. Dencityworks and Bonetti/Kozerski are the interior designers for the property, which represents the centerpiece of the Domino Sugar master plan by SHoP Architects and James Corner Field Operations along the East River waterfront to the west of Kent Avenue between South 2nd and South 3rd Streets.

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1516 Park Avenue Nears Completion in East Harlem, Manhattan

Construction is nearing completion on 1516 Park Avenue, a 12-story residential building in East Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by Karl Fischer Architect and developed by Isaac Schwartz, the structure will yield 44 residences, of which 18 are designated as affordable housing, as well as ground-floor retail space. Foremost Contracting & Building is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Park Avenue and East 111th Street.

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