Things are looking up for North America’s worst airport. Construction is moving along at the LaGuardia Airport renovation and expansion in East Elmhurst, Queens. The $8 billion overhaul of the transport hub hopes to alleviate the airport of its notorious struggle with constant delays and cancellations, a source of national embarrassment and numerous dubious honors, like being ranked the 14th worst airport in the world. LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) is behind the project.
Located in the northern section of Chelsea, in between Zaha Hadid’s first residential building and the High Line stretching over West 27th Street, a series of new art galleries designed by Studio MDA founder Markus Dochantschi are nearing completion. The project will yield nearly 15,000 square feet of interior gallery space split between two single-story buildings. Dubbed “The High Line Nine,” the structures are currently under construction, and are being developed by Related.
New renderings for 325 Lafayette Street reveal sleek apartment interiors, communal amenities, and lobby spaces for the forthcoming residential property. Located in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, the building is being designed by Aufgang Architects for developer Slate Property Group.
Permits have been filed for a six-story community facility at 323 East 61st Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The site is just a couple blocks away from the off ramp of the Queensboro Bridge, and five blocks from the Lexington Avenue 59th Street subway station, serviced by the 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, and W trains. William Macklowe Company will be responsible for the development.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 67-01 Roosevelt Avenue, in Woodside, Queens. The lot is right near a commercial strip, which benefits from surrounding transit. Five blocks to the north is the 65th Street subway station, serviced by the R trains. Five blocks west is the Woodside train station, serviced by all twelve LIRR lines. United Realty is listed as responsible for the development.