Last week, the Fifth Avenue Committee and the Brooklyn Public Library celebrated the official commencement of construction on the new Sunset Park Public Library. Located at 5108 Fourth Avenue, the eight-story structure will also contain 49-units of affordable housing for low-income households.
Permits have been filed for a three-story school at 75-02 21st Avenue in Ditmars Steinway, Queens. Located between 75th Street and 76th Street, the corner lot is a little over a mile east of the Ditmas Boulevard subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. New York City School Construction Authority is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The valley of tall skyscrapers that line both sides of Flatbush Avenue greets motorists arriving into Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge, and Brooklyn Point is among the tallest of the buildings that are currently under construction along this major vehicular artery. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, with SLCE Architects serving as the architect of record, the tower is being developed by Extell while the interiors of the upcoming 720-foot tall skyscraper are being designed by Katherine Newman. The private outdoor landscaping is being created by MNLA, and the overall design is by Kohn Pedersen Fox.
Located at 181 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn, progress continues for The Wheeler. The entire project will merge a 19th century and an Art Deco building with a new 14-story glass tower, designed by Perkins Eastman and Shimoda Design Group. The new wing will rise 256 feet tall, and yield 843,830 square feet of new commercial space, while the original Macy’s will occupy the lower four floors. Offices will take up the remaining 90,000 square feet, featuring 16-foot tall ceiling heights. Tishman Speyer is the developer.
One of the latest additions to Chelsea is 192 Eighth Avenue, standing between West 19th Street and West 20th Street. The upcoming mixed-use commercial and residential building is now topped-out six stories above Eighth Avenue. It will soon bring five residential units above the ground floor. The building will come with nearly 10,400 square feet of space ,and is being developed by Dennis Druzhinsky with Versatile Engineering serving as the architect of record.