141 Willoughby Street’s Curtain Wall Nears Completion in Downtown Brooklyn

Curtain wall installation is wrapping up on 141 Willoughby Street, a 24-story commercial building in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Fogarty Finger with SLCE as the executive architect and developed by Savanna Real Estate, the 400,000-square-foot structure will yield a mix of Class A offices and lower-level retail space, and is engineered to achieve LEED certification. Gilbane Building Company and Savcon are the general contractors, Thornton Tomasetti is the structural engineer, and AKF Group LLC is the MEP engineer of the property, which rises from a trapezoidal plot bound by Willoughby Street to the south, Gold Street to the west, and Flatbush Avenue Extension to the east.

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Aerial view of 805 East 139th Street

RXR Contributes $100k To Support Community Teaching Kitchen at 805 East 139th Street in the South Bronx

RXR has pledged to contribute $100,000 dollars toward the construction of a new community kitchen and educational space at 805 East 139th Street in Mott Haven, South Bronx. Led by East Side Housing Settlement, one of the oldest community-based non-profit organizations in The Bronx, the Community Teaching Kitchen will provide on-site training and certification programs for 50 students per year.

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Rendering of 2 Hudson Square by SHoP Architects

Permits Filed for 76 Varick Street in Hudson Square, Manhattan

Permits have been filed for a 27-story mixed-use building at 76 Varick Street in Hudson Square, Manhattan. Also known as Two Hudson Square, the lot is bound by Canal Street to the south, Varick Street to the west, Grand Street to the north, and Sullivan Street and Duarte Square to the east. The 450,380-square-foot building is a joint venture between Taconic Investment Partners and Nuveen.

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Tiffany & Co. Flagship Expansion Nears Completion at 727 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan

Work is nearing completion on the expansion of the 11-story Tiffany & Co. flagship store at 727 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by OMA partners Shohei Shigematsu and Jake Forster with interiors by Peter Marino Architects, the project involves the construction of a glass-clad three-story addition above the parapet of the 72-year-old commercial building and the renovation of its interiors and Art Moderne façade. CallisonRTKL is the architect of record, Mace is the owners rep, and Structure Tone is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street.

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