July 27, 2019

Long-Awaited Office Tower At 106 West 56th Street Finally Tops Out, In Midtown

Construction at 106 West 56th Street has recently topped out at 27 stories. The Perkins Eastman-designed office building stands 403 feet tall. The steel superstructure and its gentle setbacks should soon see the first glass curtain wall panels installed in the coming weeks. The site is located just one block south of 57th Street, aka Billionaires’ Row.

October 9, 2017

Permits Filed for 1618 Fulton St, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

The 113-foot tall structure will yield a total construction area of 103,400 square feet, with 71,400 square feet of residential space, 7,700 square feet of commercial space, and 5,400 square feet dedicated to a community facility...

April 21, 2016

Owner Plans Renovations For 9-Story Office Building

Jack Resnick & Sons is planning to renovate and reposition the nine-story, 481,184-square-foot office building at 315 Hudson Street, in Hudson Square.The property boasts 52,000-square-foot floor plates, and the top five floors (or 225,000 square feet of contiguous space) is slated to be ready for occupancy in early 2019. 

April 20, 2016

These Luxury Towers Have A Bridge In The Sky—With a Pool In It

Workers have almost completed mounting the copper paneling on the American Copper Buildings (née 626 First Avenue), the new tilting, two-towered development on Manhattan’s East Side, but their most striking feature—a three-story, 100-foot-long skybridge—is still open to the elements...

June 1, 2016

What It Takes to Build a Modern-Day Skybridge in New York City: Video

Construction is marching along on the former mud pit that's now known as the American Copper Buildings, the twin towers rising on Manhattan's east side, and a new video released by JDS Development offers a peek at the process of constructing those bendy towers...

April 2, 2013

SHoP-Designed Rental Towers Rising In First Avenue Mud Pit

The 9.2-acre mud pit on First Avenue between 35th and 41st Street will be an eyesore no more. Two luxury rental towers, developed by JDS Development and designed by SHoP Architects, are now rising on the site. The curving, copper-clad buildings will be the stars of the East Side...

July 3, 2014

Est4te Four Expands In Red Hook, 626 1st Avenue Update, And More

JDS Development Group has “secured $390 million from Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors” to construct a twin-towered residential development at 626 1st Avenue in Murray Hill. Verticality is imminent now that “the foundation for the towers is nearly complete.”

April 1, 2013

High-Rises to Replace an East Side Eyesore

Countless New Yorkers have driven by the construction rubble that lines the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive from East 35th Street to East 41st. The eyesore has lingered there for more than a dozen years, the target of virulent community opposition, fraught City Council hearings and a lengthy approval process...

October 7, 2019

111 West 57th Street's Crowning Steel Officially Reaches 1,428-Foot Rooftop Parapet In Midtown Manhattan

October has also commenced with a bang, and last week, workers installed the first steel for the crowning level of SHoP Architects‘ 111 West 57th Street, reaching the parapet 1,428 feet above the streets below. That makes the building the second-tallest in New York City.

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