YIMBY checked in on the progress of two properties under construction at Essex Crossing: 180 Broome Street designed by Handel Architects, and 202 Broome Street designed by CetraRuddy Architecture. One of the largest developments to come to the Lower East Side, Essex Crossing is a mixed-use project composed of nine different buildings as part of a $1 billion master plan to bring new affordable housing, retail, dining, entertainment, and communal facilities to the neighborhood.
Permits have been filed for a five-story mixed-use building at 435 Rockaway Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Located between Pitkin Avenue and Belmont Avenue, the lot is near the Sutter Avenue subway station, serviced by the L train. Julian Pierre under the J Tees Printing LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction has topped out on 537 Summit Avenue, the second and tallest building in the three-tower Journal Squared complex in Jersey City. Despite its location across the Hudson River from New York, the 754-foot-tall reinforced concrete skyscraper’s prominent height earns it inclusion at the number-24 spot in YIMBY’s countdown of the tallest current projects in the city. Designed by HWKN/Hollwich Kushner and Handel Architects and developed by Kushner Real Estate Group, the tower stands dominantly over its shorter 563-foot-tall, 53-story sibling.
J Frankl Associates has released renderings for a new eight-story mixed-use property in Borough Park, Brooklyn following the issuance of permits from the New York City Department of Buildings. Located on a corner lot at 5501 New Utrecht Avenue, the reinforced concrete structure will feature an industrial-style brick and metal façade, and a large setback above the sixth floor for an outdoor terrace and additional residential area.
Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, is the 25th building on our annual countdown of the tallest projects underway in New York. Construction has passed the halfway point on the 755-foot-tall residential skyscraper, which is located at 27-29 Queens Plaza North in Long Island City. Meanwhile, the curved reflective glass curtain wall is rapidly ascending the 67-story reinforced concrete superstructure. Handel Architects is the designer and The Durst Organization is the developer of the project, which is also addressed as 29-37 41st Avenue. Selldorf Architects is the interior designer.