Coney Island’s housing market struggled in the years following Hurricane Sandy, but the last six months have brought plans for an 86-unit building on West 15th Street and the controversial 40-story tower at Trump Village.
YIMBY revealed the first renderings of Sky — a 60-story, 1,175-unit rental apartment building at 605 West 42nd Street, in Midtown West — early in 2014, and we chronicled the tower’s construction throughout the same year. Today, the tower is nearly complete, with the exception of the missing glass along the base, and YIMBY can now share two additional renderings. The 1.2-million square-foot tower’s highest point reaches 656 feet above 42nd Street, and its unit count makes it the largest residential building in New York City.
Late last year, a four-story, five-unit residential building topped out at 11-15 47th Road, in Long Island City, and now the building is fully clad, with interior work likely underway. The Court Square Blog reports the building will measure 4,998 square feet, and duplex units will average 1,000 square feet apiece. Amir Zicherman’s Long Island City-based Truffle Building is developing, and Bedford-Stuyvesant-based Charles Diehl is the architect of record.
In October 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for a seven-story residential project at 65-38 Austin Street, in Rego Park, and now the building is currently under construction, according to DNAinfo. The building will have 65 condos across 55,630 square feet of space, for average units of 855 square feet; there will be 30 one-bedroom, 30 two-bedroom and five three-bedroom units. Bayside-based Yin Hu is the developer, and Angelo Ng + Anthony Ng Architects Studio is the applicant of record. Completion is expected sometime 2016.
Back in July, YIMBY posted that 56 Leonard was topping-out, and now the tower’s scaffolding seems to be disappearing from its uppermost floors, revealing the cantilevered levels at the very top. The remainder of the tower’s glass will first be installed across the penthouse levels, spiraling downwards to meet the glass that’s already appeared along the mid-section.