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Cornell Tech Campus

26-Story Dorm Building Under Construction At Cornell Tech Campus, Roosevelt Island

The 26-story, 350-dorm-unit Passive House building in the works at Cornell Tech Campus, on Roosevelt Island below the 59th Street Bridge, is now under construction, according to The New York Times. The 270,000 square-foot building, designed by Handel Architects, would be the tallest Passive House building in the world upon completion in 2017. Hudson Companies, Cornell Tech and Related Companies are developing, and the entire $2 billion campus should be built out over the next two decades.


1245 42nd Street

Four-Story, Four-Unit Building Filed At 1245 42nd Street, Borough Park

Yesterday, a seven-unit residential building was filed at 1241 42nd Street, in northern Borough Park, and now the same developer, Mayer Meisels, has filed applications at the adjacent lot at 1245 42nd Street. Per the newest application, plans call for a four-story, four-unit building, with units measuring an average 1,100 square feet. Kenneth Thomas is the applicant of record, and the existing two-story, two-unit structure must first be demolished.


57th Street Skyline

Documents Confirm 1,522-Foot Parapet Height for 217 West 57th Street, aka Nordstrom Tower

The permitting process surrounding high-profile projects is becoming increasingly convoluted, with ‘dummy filings’ now commonly submitted prior to actual new building applications. This is particularly true at 217 West 57th Street, which still doesn’t have any on-site renderings. But luckily some new supporting documents have been filed with the city, revealing what appear to be the actual height numbers for the tower’s parapet and roof, confirming it will become the country’s tallest building.

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