First Official Renderings Revealed for JPMorgan’s 1,388-Foot Headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan

Foster + Partners has been announced as the architect for JPMorgan Chase‘s 60-story supertall headquarters at 270 Park Avenue, and has released the first batch of official renderings for the Midtown East project. The 1,388-foot-tall office skyscraper is currently under construction and will yield 2.5 million square feet of flexible and collaborative space, and will become the tallest building in New York City to be fully powered by a New York State hydroelectric power plant, operating with net-zero emissions. The massive structure is rising on a full-block site bound by Park Avenue to the east, Madison Avenue to the west, East 47th Street to the south, and East 48th Street to the north.

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Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for The Bishop Rene Valero Senior Residence in Astoria, Queens

The affordable housing lottery has launched for The Bishop Rene Valero Senior Residence, a six-story mixed-use building at 23-11 31st Road in Astoria, Queens. Designed by Dattner Architects and developed by Catholic Charities, the structure yields 102 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 35 units for residents at 40 to 50 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $0 to $53,700.

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660 Fifth Avenue’s Re-Cladding Nears Completion in Midtown, Manhattan

Curtain wall installation is nearing the parapet of 660 Fifth Avenue, a 39-story commercial tower undergoing modernization in Midtown. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Brookfield Properties, the project involves interior renovations and the full re-cladding of the 64-year-old structure, which will yield 1.25 million square feet of office space and is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification. Turner Construction Company is the general contractor for the property, which is located along Fifth Avenue between West 52nd and 53rd Streets and was formerly addressed as 666 Fifth Avenue.

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