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Affordable apts. in Downtown Jamaica

Elite Builders & Management, a minority- and women-owned business enterprise steel fabrication company in Astoria, is putting the final touches on the Jamaica Apartments, a 100 percent affordable housing complex at 153-19 Jamaica Ave.

The 25 Most Significant Works of Postwar Architecture

Three architects, three journalists and two designers gathered over Zoom to make a list of the most influential and lasting buildings that have been erected — or cleverly updated — since World War II. Here are the results.


The SEAoNY Excellence in Structural Engineering (EiSE) Awards Program recognizes the innovative and complex projects completed by structural engineering firms located in the New York City area.  The SEAoNY EiSE Awards Program is modeled after the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) EiSE Awards.  The winning projects themselves can be located anywhere in the world but must demonstrate:

Michelin-Star Chef Daniel Boulud Debuts ‘Le Pavillon’ At One Vanderbilt In Midtown, Manhattan

This week chef Daniel Boulud and SL Green celebrated the opening of Le Pavillon, an 11,000-square-foot culinary oasis at One Vanderbilt. The restaurant occupies the tower’s second floor at the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and 42nd Street.

First Glimpses Of Summit One Vanderbilt, Highest Observatory In Manhattan’s Midtown East

Yesterday SL Green Realty Corp. unveiled its plans for Summit One Vanderbilt, the new observatory in the crown of One Vanderbilt, a 1,401-foot-tall commercial supertall in Midtown East. Opening on October 21, the 65,000-square-foot experience center will top the 77-story skyscraper designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and deliver views of all five boroughs. One Vanderbilt encompasses an entire block immediately to the west of Grand Central Terminal with Summit One Vanderbilt directly connected directly to the massive transit hub. Interiors of Summit One Vanderbilt are designed by Snøhetta with art installations by Kenzo Digital.

Constructing Moynihan Train Hall’s Barrel-Vault Atriums With Exclusive Video

In 1993, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, noticing that McKim, Mead & White’s James A. Farley Post Office Building (1912) was no longer the center of the city’s mail-handling operations, proposed that conversion to a railroad station could help relieve Penn Station’s notorious congestion. This problem-solving vision is finally being realized, as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Skanska, and their collaborators transform the bulk of the Farley building into rail platforms and concourse/retail space for Amtrak and the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). 

The Bryant concrete skyscraper by David Chipperfield completes in New York

British architect David Chipperfield‘s latest New York project is The Bryant, a 32-storey mixed-use concrete skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan.

David Chipperfield Architects undertook the project for New York-based developers HFZ Capital Group.


Renovations to the Pratt Institute Manhattan campus which began in fall 2019 are now complete, supporting students across disciplines with enhanced spaces for teaching and learning and a more open presence on 14th Street. From a roomier lobby to the reimagined Pratt Manhattan Gallery, each element is aimed at better engaging Pratt students in conversations and interdisciplinary collaboration as well as welcoming the public to the historic Renaissance Revival-style building. The renovations were completed in consultation with Kliment Halsband Architects (KHA), Severud Associates, Thomas Polise Consulting Engineer, Dot Dash, Design 2147, and Jaffe Holden.

Featured Project: One Vanderbilt

Visually aggressive and environmentally progressive, the new office tower overlooking Grand Central Terminal—a model of sustainable transit-oriented development, constructed under budget and ahead of schedule—looks beyond the COVID era to a day when East Midtown will thrum and thrive again.

Penn Station expansion creates new ‘grand entrance’ to NYC

On Jan. 1, the next phase in an estimated $2.5-billion expansion of New York City’s Pennsylvania Station complex, located in midtown Manhattan, opened to the public. The new Moynihan Train Hall was constructed within the historical James A. Farley Post Office Building, across from Penn Station and directly above many of the station’s existing platforms and tracks.