The redevelopment of Macy’s former footprint in Downtown Brooklyn is set to add a major new skyscraper to the Borough’s skyline. Renderings for 11 Hoyt Street are out, and it’s looking to make an impression. The 51-story condominium building is designed by the architecture and urban design firm Studio Gang, led by MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang. This project will be the Chicago-based firm’s first residential building in New York City.
The 29,000 square foot lot at 69-02 Queens Boulevard, in Elmhurst, Queens, is getting closer to the construction of a major new building. YIMBY last covered the project two years ago, after developers Madison Realty Capital purchased the first portion of the assemblage for $14.75 million. The firm has now submitted a proposal to the Department of City Planning to build two new structures, rising up 14 and 17 floors. This action would require the rezoning of several industrial lots.
In less than eight weeks, the Domino Sugar Factory’s redevelopment is expected to open up six acres of landscaped public space on 1,200 feet of the Williamsburg waterfront. Two Trees Management is developing the land, immediately north of the Williamsburg Bridge. The master plan includes square-arch motifs in three of the four new buildings, indicative of this project’s relationship with the bridge as the gateway to North Brooklyn. The public space has been designed by James Corner Field Operations, who also designed the new High Line Park.
Pre-filing permits have been submitted for a 24-story mixed-use building at 41-05 29th Street in Long Island City, Queens. The site is at the heart of a burgeoning downtown area quickly establishing itself along Jackson Avenue, Northern Boulevard, and Queens Boulevard. SB Development Group is behind the project.
A new look is out for the residential building rising up next to the historic Long Island City Clock Tower. The development, rising at 29-37 41st Avenue, is expected to have the distinction as the Borough’s tallest building, bringing with it a new retail center, plenty of tenant amenities, and half an acre of public park space at its base. The building is located just a block away from the Queens Plaza subway station, an intersection with the E, M, and R trains. The 7, N, and W trains can be accessed two blocks away. The project is positioned to become a focal point of Queens’ rising downtown district in Long Island City, and the Durst Organization is responsible for development.