223 West 46th Street’s Brick Façade Takes Shape in Times Square, Manhattan

Façade installation is progressing on 223 West 46th Street, a 20-story Marriott SpringHill hotel in Times Square. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architects and developed by McSam Hotel Group, the project will yield 70,000 square feet and 200 guest rooms. The property is located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues and is a short walk from the pedestrian plazas and retail stores that line Times Square’s iconic intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. Zhong Wang Construction Services Inc. is the general contractor.

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The Frame Building’s Office Conversion Progresses at 541 West 21st Street in West Chelsea, Manhattan

Renovation work is progressing on The Frame Building, an eight-story commercial building at 541 West 21st Street in West Chelsea. Designed by Mancini Duffy and Pizzacora and developed by Higher Ground Development, the project involves the complete gutting and office conversion of the 65,000-square-foot former warehouse as well as a full façade replacement. The 106-year-old structure stands directly adjacent to Foster + Partners‘ 551 West 21st Street and had previously served as a storage facility and art gallery. Erbo Properties LLC is the owner, JLL is the brokerage, and Cauldwell Wingate is tasked with the new construction on the property, which is located by the corner of West 21st Street and West Street.

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Rendering of Jersey City Firehouse Engine 10 at 627 Grand Street - Netta Architects

Construction Breaks Ground at 627 Grand Street, Jersey City’s First New Firehouse in 20 Years

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, City Council Members, and the Jersey City Fire Department recently celebrated the commencement of construction at 627 Grand Street, Jersey City’s first new firehouse in 20 years. The 12,000-square-foot station will replace a 116-year-old decommissioned facility that was condemned after a structural collapse on the ground floor.

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Roosevelt Apartments Phase I in Corona, Queens

Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for Roosevelt Apartments Phase I in Corona, Queens

The affordable housing lottery has launched for Roosevelt Apartments Phase I, the first phase of a complex with nine four-story residential buildings at 108-53 through 108-69 Roosevelt Avenue in Corona, Queens. Designed by Michael Kang Architect and developed by John Po Sheng Hsu, the structures each yield six residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 18 units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $37,715 to $139,620.

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76 Eighth Avenue’s Steel Façade Progresses in Greenwich Village, Manhattan

The final steel façade is making its way up the sides of 76 Eighth Avenue, a ten-story commercial building in Greenwich Village. Gene Kaufman Architect designed the exterior, while RAAD Studios designed the lobby interior and Plus Design Studios did the office floor interiors. Sang Lee, Noviprop, and Plus Development are the developers of the 120-foot-tall structure, which will yield 30,000 square feet of office space and ground-floor retail at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 14th Street, on the border of the Meatpacking District, Chelsea and West Village neighborhoods.

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