Right next to the pedestrian walkway entrance for the Williamsburg Bridge, Essex Crossing is already reinventing Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The nine-building development will cost over one billion dollars and create nearly two million square feet across a six-acre area, and the aerial scope of construction is now expanding well beyond the initial first new two structures.
In an official groundbreaking event, Anbau Enterprises and COOKFOX Architects have celebrated the start of construction at 39 West 29th Street. The dual-tower, ground-up condominium development will rise 24 stories with a shared central courtyard just west of Madison Square Park.
Permits have been pre-filed for a new seven-story residential building at 443 West 54th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Manwei You will be responsible for the development. According to reports from The Real Deal dated from May of 2017, Manwei purchased the development for $23 million, and publicized a teaser design for the curtain wall building. While the image quality is low, it is still informative for how the scheme will fit in with surrounding neighbors.
Located in the heart of Midtown between West 36th Street and West 37th Streets is a new hotel that has topped out at 525 Eighth Avenue. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect, the 28-story building is being developed by Sam Chang of McSam Hotel Group. There will be 321 rooms covering a total of 96,000 square feet when complete.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 3471 Fulton Street in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. The site is six blocks away from the Crescent Street subway station, serviced by the J trains. Tony Chen of Fulton Tower Associates will be responsible for the development.