Excavation Underway for 36-Story Skyscraper at 255 East 77th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

The 18th-tallest building on our year-end construction countdown is 255 East 77th Street, a 500-foot-tall residential skyscraper in the Lenox Hill section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Developed by Naftali Group with Hill West Architects as the architect of record, the 36-story structure will span 170,481 square feet and yield 62 condominium units, as well as 3,861 square feet of retail space, two cellar levels, and 33 enclosed parking spaces. 255 East 77th St Owner LP is listed as the owner and New Line Structures & Development is the general contractor for the project, which is alternately addressed as 1481 Second Avenue and located at the corner of Second Avenue and East 77th Street.

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198 St. Nicholas Avenue, courtesy of Melamed Architect, P.C.

198 St. Nicholas Avenue Completes Construction in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Construction is complete on 198 St. Nicholas Avenue, a four-story condominium building in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Designed by Melamed Architect and developed by AUM-NY, the project involved the repurposing of a former church and the construction of four new levels above, spanning 11,500 square feet and yielding six units. Sales have been finalized for all of the homes at the property, which is located at the corner of Harman Street and St. Nicholas Avenue.

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The Alloy Block’s 505 State Street Approaches Completion in Downtown Brooklyn

At number 19 on our year-end countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in New York is 505 State Street, a 482-foot-tall residential tower in The Alloy Block complex in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed and developed by Alloy Development, the 44-story structure will yield 441 rental units, with 45 reserved for affordable housing, and will be fully powered by electricity. The five-building Alloy Block master plan will comprise a total of 850 units with 200 permanently affordable apartments, 100,000 square feet of Class A office space, 50,000 square feet of retail space, 500 bicycle parking spaces, two Passive House public schools designed by Architecture Research Office, and space for a local cultural institution. Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for 505 State Street, which was formerly addressed as 100 Flatbush Avenue and is bound by Flatbush Avenue to the northeast, Third Avenue to the northwest, and State Street to the southwest.

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