Earlier this month, the Eastern Concourse in LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B opened its first new gates to the public. The revamp is part one of an $8 billion, 2.7 million square foot redevelopment at one of the nation’s busiest airports, which also includes a rebuild of Terminal C. In undertaking this multi-phase construction plan, LGA had to remain fully operational to their 30-million passengers a year. Old facilities were demolished only as new facilities were completed, ensuring the airport never loses capacity. When complete, LGA will be the first new airport built in the country in more than 25 years.
The first renderings for the Tabernacle of Praise Cathedral have surfaced, revealing the outside and some interiors for the new place of worship. Located in East Flatbush at 1106 Utica Avenue, the structure will comprise around 38,000 square feet, and will support the congregation of more than 4,500 parishioners.
Situated across the street from the ABC News television studios on the Upper West Side is the site of 50 West 66th Street. Just off of Columbus Avenue, the future 775-foot high residential tower will be the tallest on the Upper West Side when complete. It is being designed by Snohetta and developed by Extell, and is currently the 23rd tallest skyscraper under construction in the Five Boroughs.
After purchasing a five-building site at 54-62 West 125th Street this summer, Developer Jay Group recently secured $37 million in financing to develop the mixed-use property. Their 140,000 square-foot vision in Harlem, Manhattan includes one retail unit and the addition of 141 residential units to the area between Lenox and Fifth Avenues. The projected development site qualifies for both 421-a and Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program tax benefits for the mix of commercial and residential units—30 percent of which will be affordable. JFA is responsible for the design.
A new batch of renderings from Kossar + Garry Architects reveal a rising residential development at 31-11 37th Street in Astoria, Queens. The building will replace an existing church parking lot and will eventually contain over 34,000 square feet of space.