The final exterior touches are underway on 12 East 48th Street, a 367-foot-tall hotel tower in Midtown East. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Hidrock Realty, the property is set to house a 161-room, 125,000-square-foot Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel. DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer, The Rinaldi Group is the general contractor, and IBA Consulting & Engineering, PLLC is the envelope consultant for the building, which is located between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue.
The final exterior touches are underway on The Prime, a 120,000-square-foot mixed-use project at 22-43 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by SRA Architecture + Engineering and developed by Circle F, the 11-story building will yield 71 residences with interior design by Andres Escobar of Lemay + Escobar Architecture. Sales and marketing for the units is being handled by Ryan Serhant of The Serhant Team and Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing: New York. The complex is located at the confluence of 46th Avenue, Jackson Avenue, and 23rd Street.
Renderings from Bruno Kearney Architects reveal a new TD Bank retail location within the historic Brill Building at 1619 Broadway in Midtown, Manhattan. Located on the corner of West 49th Street, the property was originally constructed around 1931 and was designated a landmark in 2010 for its ornate Art Deco façade. The prominence of the building requires approval of all proposed work by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).
Curtain wall work is nearing completion on Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, a 762-foot-tall skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City and number 17 on our countdown of the tallest projects underway in the city. Designed by Handel Architects for The Durst Organization, the 67-story project is the second-tallest structure in Queens and will yield 978,000 square feet of mixed-use space. Selldorf Architects is serving as the interior designer, Hunter Roberts as the general contractor, and Jaros, Baum & Bolles Engineering is handling the required mechanical systems. The project is aiming for LEED certification.
Exterior work is wrapping up on 537 Summit Avenue, a 754-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Jersey City‘s Journal Squared development and number 18 on our annual end-of-year construction countdown. Designed by HWKN/Hollwich Kushner and Handel Architects and developed by Kushner Real Estate Group, the building is the tallest in the three-tower complex.