After four years of delayed construction, financial missteps, and lawsuits, Forest City Ratner and Greenland U.S.A. are finally welcoming tenants into 461 Dean Street, currently the tallest skyscraper in the world constructed with modular units. The 32-story tower on the edge of Prospect Heights and Park Slope offers sweeping views of brownstone Brooklyn, but its lengthy construction saga highlights the myriad issues facing developers who want to build with modular construction.
Earlier this month we released a brief update on Times Development’s 44-unit residential building at 27-05 41st Avenue in Long Island City. Today, we take a closer look at the six-story project that straddles the line between the high-rise Queens Plaza district to the south and the low-rise Dutch Kills neighborhood to the north. Structural steel has risen to the second level, while gray brick cladding already wraps around ground level columns. The project is designed by architect Michael Kang, who is also behind the nearby hotel at 40-47 22nd Street. Yan Po Zhu of Flushing-based River Bridge Tower LLC is listed as the owner. 6,970 square feet of ground level retail will contribute to the budding shopping corridor along the avenue.
An anonymous Great Neck, N.Y.-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential project at 1817 University Avenue, in the West Bronx’s Morris Heights section. The new building will measure 8,666 square feet and its residential units should average a family-sized 912 square feet apiece. One of the units on the fourth floor will also feature space in an upper penthouse level. Mohammad R. Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,651-square-foot lot is vacant.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 1668 59th Street, on the southern end of Borough Park. The project will measure 7,617 square feet and its full-floor residential units should average a spacious 1,865 square feet apiece. Apartments that big probably means family-sized homes are in the works. Jose Lockhart’s Brooklyn-based Tecnico Engineering is the applicant of record. The 32-foot-wide, 3,205-square-foot property is vacant.
Foundation work is underway on the 24-story, 62-unit mixed-use building under development at 1050 Sixth Avenue, located between West 39th and 40th streets in Midtown near Bryant Park. The progress can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 62,886 square feet and stand 299 feet to the top of its bulkhead.