JDS Development’s 41- and 48-story residential towers planned at 626 First Avenue, on the East River in Murray Hill, are now rising quickly, per Curbed. Construction began nearly a year ago, and completion of the 800-rental-unit development is expected in 2017. SHoP Architects is designing, and façade installation has also begun closer to street level. A 38,000 square-foot park is planned to surround the base of the project.
Nearly a year ago, construction kicked off at 23-10 Queens Plaza South — aka 23-01 42nd Road, in Long Island City — where Property Markets Group is developing a 44-story, 391-unit residential tower, with 30,650 square feet of office space on the third floor. Now the building is up to the 20th floor, according to The Court Square Blog, and glass is quickly encasing the structure. SLCE Architects is the architect of record, and completion is likely in 2016.
Urban View Realty has filed applications for a five-story, six-unit residential building at 320 Humboldt Street, in eastern Williamsburg, three blocks from the the L train stop at Graham Avenue. The building will measure 5,000 square feet, which means units will average 835 square feet. Woody Chen’s InFocus is the applicant of record, and an existing three-story, two-unit wood-framed structure must first be demolished.
The furthest reaches of Midtown West are about to get another mixed-use building designed by Cetra Ruddy. The Soho-based firm filed new building applications this morning for a 13-story residential development with ground floor retail at 572 11th Avenue, on the corner of 43rd Street.
The past few months have seen construction kick into high gear at several sites along and adjacent to the 57th Street corridor, and now 111 West 57th Street will join the pack. Interior demolition and excavation began last year, and now the tower’s crane has arrived on-site, signaling its impending verticality.