Significant progress has been made on the construction of a six-story building at 199 Montrose Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The lot has been vacant for at least a decade, with proposals for other developments on record as early as 2008. It appears that foundation work has been started, with steel paneling raised to ground level. It does not look as though concrete has been poured yet. Ranco Capital LLC is responsible for the development.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 1043 Halsey Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The site is two blocks away from the Halsey Street subway station, serviced by J and Z trains, and two stops from the Broadway Junction intersection with access to the A, C, and L trains. Ronald Chien is listed as responsible for the development.
Permits have been filed for the construction of four buildings at 61, 63, 65, and 67 Thompson Street in Stapleton, Staten Island. The site is four blocks away from the Stapleton subway station, serviced by the Staten Island Railway. Eric Schwimmer is listed as behind the applications.
Across the harbor from Manhattan, Quay Tower has been quietly and steadily rising. The 28-story condominium project at the southern edges of Brooklyn Bridge Park has recently topped out, and the façade is now eight stories above street level. The official address will be 50 Bridge Park Drive in Brooklyn Heights. The building is being developed through a joint venture with RAL Companies, Oliver’s Realty Group, and Vanke US.
CTBUH, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, has announced the 2018 pool of winners from its 16th Annual Tall Buildings Award Program. Out of nearly 50 finalists from 28 countries, the awards jury selected the American Copper Buildings in New York City for the top honor.