Curtain wall installation is nearing the parapet of 660 Fifth Avenue, a 39-story commercial tower undergoing modernization in Midtown. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Brookfield Properties, the project involves interior renovations and the full re-cladding of the 64-year-old structure, which will yield 1.25 million square feet of office space and is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification. Turner Construction Company is the general contractor for the property, which is located along Fifth Avenue between West 52nd and 53rd Streets and was formerly addressed as 666 Fifth Avenue.
A new synagogue and community center for the Bais Shmuel Chabad has broken ground in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Located at the corner of Union Street and Albany Avenue, the new building will contain religious worship and ceremonial spaces, a social hall for events, and a small community housing component.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for The Ariel, an 11-story residential building at 44-46 Purves Street in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Gerald J. Caliendo Architects, the structure yields 49 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 15 units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $68,572 to $167,570.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 2135 Colonial Avenue in Pelham Bay, The Bronx. Located between East 196th Street and Pelham Parkway South, the lot is closest to the Pelham Bay Park subway station, serviced by the 6 train. Moses Freund of The Vaja Group is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Sales have officially launched at The Cortland, a 25-story condominium building at 555 West 22nd Street in the West Chelsea neighborhood. Developed by Related Companies, in partnership with Mitsui Fudosan America, the nearly 300-foot-tall new structure was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects with interiors by Olson Kundig and will hold 144 residential units. The Cortland will have a mix of two- to five-bedroom residences, as well as a series of penthouses. Related Sales LLC and CORE Group are the exclusive co-sales and marketing agents for the development, with residences starting at $4.05 million.