One of the most highly anticipated skyscrapers in Manhattan’s history has finally reached its peak architectural height. Two American flags have been fastened to the top of the tower in Midtown, announcing that the full topping-out has now occurred. This differs from the mid-June topping out event that architect Jean Nouvel attended, since that was to celebrate construction reaching the peak habitable height. Hines is responsible for the development.
The Queens neighborhood of Flushing is in for yet another new development at 144-74 Northern Boulevard, where a seven-story apartment complex with 100 residential units and ground-floor retail will soon rise. Sabre Real Estate Group is the developer of the project, and Ismael Leyva Architects is the designer. YIMBY first reported on the site when applications were filed late last year, and today, we have the first renderings.
Extell Development Company has announced the successful acquisition of $530 million in financing for Brooklyn Point, its first development in the borough. When complete, the 720-foot-tall structure will become the tallest residential tower in Brooklyn, surpassing The Hub, located just to its south.
Permits have been filed for a six-story non-profit living facility at 80-97 Cypress Avenue, in Glendale, Queens. The site is right across from Mount Judah Cemetery. Nine blocks away is the Halsey Street subway station, bordering Bushwick, and serviced by the L trains.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 146 Erasmus Street in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The site is two blocks away from the Church Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. A decent amount of commercial retail is just a block away, along the Church Avenue and Nostrand Avenue thoroughfares. Herman Kaufman is listed as responsible for the development.