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New York City Landmark Preservation Commission Launches Climate Resiliency Initiative

The New York City Landmark Preservation Commission has announced the launch of the organization’s new Climate Resiliency Initiative, a sustainability effort aimed at protecting the city’s waterfront historic properties from climate-related weather events. The initiative, funded by a $500,000 multi-year hazard mitigation grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency through the NYC Emergency Management Department, will focus on identifying and investing in vulnerable historic properties in the city’s flood zones.

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New Renderings Reveal Port Authority Bus Terminal Overhaul in Midtown, Manhattan

Additional renderings and diagrams have been revealed for the proposed overhaul of the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Lord Norman Foster of Foster + Partners and Epstein as a joint venture for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), the $10 billion project will replace the 74-year-old, 2.1-million-square-foot structure spanning two city blocks between Eighth and Ninth Avenues and West 40th and 42nd Streets. The City Planning Commission has just begun the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) to hear from the public and local community.

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25-01 Queens Plaza North Nears Topping Out in Long Island City, Queens

Construction is closing in on the parapet of 25-01 Queens Plaza North, a 26-story residential building in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Grubb Properties, which purchased the property for $63 million in 2021, the 311-foot-tall structure will yield 417 rental units with 124 reserved for affordable housing, as well as 7,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space. 25-01 QPN Consigli Construction is the general contractor, Custom Metalcrafters is supplying the glass façade, DeSimone Consulting Engineering provided structural engineering and facade consulting services, and King Contracting Group will be responsible for installing nearly 125,000 square feet of bricks and CMU blocks for the project, which is located between Crescent and 27th Streets, directly adjacent to the elevated Queensboro Plaza station servicing the 7, N, and W trains.

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