Façade work is underway at 12 East 48th Street on what will become a 161-room Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel. Located in Midtown East between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue, the reinforced concrete superstructure has already topped out and the curtain wall on the northern elevation is beginning to rise above the ground floor. Designed by Handel Architects, the bright metallic frames that surround the building’s windows will form a subtly oscillating geometric pattern. Hidrock Realty is the developer of the project.
Dunn Development Corp. recently secured $37 million in construction financing for Austin 147, an 80-unit supportive and affordable housing block at 880 East 147th Street in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx. CAMBA, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization, will provide supportive services to the clients who reside in the building after it’s completed. The new property is expected to debut by summer 2021.
Work is set to begin at 555 West 38th Street, the site of a 52-story residential skyscraper designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Located to the north of the first phase of Hudson Yards along Eleventh Avenue, the property sits directly across from the new expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Center and a couple streets south of the Lincoln Tunnel entrance. Machinery is on site in preparation for the excavation of the asphalt-covered lot to make way for the 570-foot-tall tower. Rockrose is the developer of the project, which will contain 598 rental units.
Mortar Architecture + Development has revealed renderings of a seven-story, residential building in Hell’s Kitchen. Located mid-block between Ninth and Tenth Avenues at 422 West 49th Street, the development will replace a 2,500-square-foot parking lot wedged between two mid-rise buildings. At seven stories, the new structure will eclipse its neighbors in height.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 191 Veronica Place in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located between Tilden Avenue and Beverley Road, the through lot is four blocks west of the Beverley Road subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Abraham Posner is listed as the owner behind the applications.