Two residential buildings on Manhattan’s Upper East Side are steadily progressing toward completion. Beckford House, located at 301 East 81st Street, also addressed as 1562 Second Avenue, and Beckford Tower at 301 East 80th Street are both topped out and installation of their brick and stone façades is nearly finished. Located in the neighborhood of Yorkville, the projects are designed by Studio Sofield and SLCE Architects and developed by Icon Realty Management. CM & Associates is in charge of construction management.
Demolition of the former DoubleTree Suites by Hilton has kicked off at 1568 Broadway to make way for a new 46-story mixed-use tower. The new structure will debut as TSX Broadway and is developed in collaboration by L&L Holding Company, Maefield Development, and Fortress Investment Group.
Permits have been filed for a five-story hotel at 135-02 Liberty Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. Located at the corner of 135th Street and Liberty Avenue in the South Richmond Hill neighborhood, the lot is closest to the Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue-JFK subway station, serviced by the E, J, and Z trains. Peter Persaud of P.O.P. Realty Corp is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 30-90 Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens. Located between 30th Avenue and 31st Avenue, the lot is six blocks west of the 46th Street subway station, serviced by the E, M, and R trains. John Budis under the Emmars Equities LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
YIMBY went to check out the views from the 75th floor of SHoP Architects‘ 111 West 57th Street. The world’s most slender building has nearly perfectly centered views of Central Park to the north, and clear views of the Empire State Building down to One World Trade Center to the south. JDS Development, Property Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners are developing the 1,428-foot-tall residential skyscraper, which has a height-to-width ratio of 24:1. A total of 46 condominiums will be created and marketed by Douglas Elliman. Studio Sofield is the interior designer.