The Hard Rock Hotel is now above street level at 159 West 48th Street in Times Square. The 225,000-square-foot, 445-room hotel is designed by Berg + Moss Architects and is being developed by Extell and Hard Rock International.
The reinforced concrete superstructure at 249 East 50th Street is approaching the halfway mark in Midtown East. The 15-story, 151-foot-tall residential building has risen steadily since reaching street level near the end of last summer. The project is designed by Isaac Stern and is being developed by Tun Kyaw, who purchased the land for $17 million.
A developer known as 307 Kent Associates is in pursuit of zoning map amendments to facilitate the construction of a nine-story mixed-use building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located at 307 Kent Avenue, the property is currently occupied by a long-running, multipurpose event space known as Villain.
Permits have been filed for a five-story mixed-use building at 1353 Purdy Street in Parkchester, The Bronx. Located between Westchester Avenue and Starling Avenue, the lot is near the Castle Hill Avenue subway station, serviced by the 6 train. Franco Sukaj is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction is nearing completion on the United Arab Emirates’ new consulate at 315 East 46th Street in the Midtown East neighborhood of Turtle Bay. Located just up the street from the future consulate of the Republic of Turkey, the 145-foot-tall, nine-story reinforced concrete structure is designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, developed by Fisher Brothers, and is being built by Plaza Construction.