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Jun 15, 2018
Elmhurst Community Library, 86-07 Broadway, Elmhurst, Queens, NY
Design: Marpillero Pollack Architects
Elmhurst Community Library Building, Queens, New York
photo : Marpillero Pollack Architects

Elmhurst Community Library Building in Queens
It is the largest outcome of the NYC-DDC Design Excellence Program for small firms, replacing a 1904 Carnegie library with a new 30,500 sf building that fulfills QL’s mission of access, transparency, and technology.

Jun 14, 2018
3 WTC Building in New York City
Design: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)
Fifth tallest skyscraper in New York City officially opened by Silverstein Properties:
3 WTC Building

Jun 9, 2018
Il Makiage pavilion
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Il Makiage Pavilion in New York
photograph : Paul Warchol

Il Makiage pavilion by Zaha Hadid Architects
The pavilion’s structure reinterprets the distinctive motif that wraps around the corner of all Il Makiage’s packaging.

May 24, 2018
45 Park Place, Tribeca, Lower Manhattan
Design: SOMA Architects ; AOR: Ismael Leyva
45 Park Place New York City building
rendering : Williams New York

45 Park Place Tower
This new Tribeca skyscraper building is due to be 667 feet high (to rooftop pinnacle), with 43 stories. The developer is Soho Properties led by Sharif el-Gamal.

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Apr 26, 2018
David H. Koch Center
Design: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
David H Koch Center in New York
photo © Albert Vecerka / ESTO

David H. Koch Center
The opening announced of the NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center, a world-class ambulatory care center that combines innovative clinical approaches and cutting-edge technology to provide exceptional care and a seamless patient experience.

Apr 11, 2018
New Skyscraper Building at 11 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn
Render revealed for redevelopment of Macy’s former footprint in Downtown Brooklyn, reports New York Yimby. The 51-story condominium building is designed by the architecture and urban design firm Studio Gang. This project will be the Chicago-based architecture firm’s first residential building in New York City.

11 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn skyscraper building
image courtesy of Tishman Speyer

The tower design is reminiscent of the iconic “New York by [Frank] Gehry” tower at 8 Spruce Street:

8 Spruce Street in New York City
photo : dbox

Tishman Speyer is the developer, Hill West Architects is the architect of record, and the cost is due to be around $685 million.

Apr 9, 2018
The Frick Museum Building Renovation
The Frick Collection announced plans for the renovation and expansion of its Upper East Side building this week, selecting a design by Selldorf Architects, reports the Architectural Digest. The structure, which was built in 1914 by Carrère and Hastings as the home of Henry Clay Frick, has not had an extensive upgrade since it was expanded and converted into a museum in 1935 by architect John Russell Pope. The new $160 m design addresses the institution’s needs for the 21st century, which include an educational center, space to display the permanent collection, and conservation facilities. The historic Manhattan property is described as a Gilded Age masterpiece.

Apr 6, 2018
New York Build 2018 Review
New York Build 2018, the leading construction and design expo in New York City and NY State, showcased the finest talent in the sector and connected visitors with the leading contractors, developers, architects, government and other construction industry professionals on March 19-20 at the Javits Center.

Apr 3, 2018
1710 Broadway Building News
New design revealed for skyscraper building at 1710 Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan. This site is located prominently on the northeast corner of Broadway and 54th Street.

1710 Broadway Building Midtown NYC
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The Commercial Observer reports that Extell Development is in the process of selling a large portion of their land at 1710 Broadway, which is being handled by Yoron Cohen of Colliers International. The portion of the lot to be sold, with an official address of 211 West 54th Street, will allow 288,000 sqft of building area.

The plans include living quarters averaging 600 to 1,000 sqft apiece, which could sell for an average $2,800 per sqft, and the site is expected to fetch over $200 million.

Mar 25, 2018
550 Clinton Avenue
550 Clinton Avenue is designed by architect Morris Adjmi. The 29-story residential tower, located in a landmarked district, is approved by the LPC.

550 Clinton Avenue building in Manhattan
rendering courtesy of Morris Adjmi Architects

The building bridges Pacific Park, a major mixed-use development in Prospect Heights Brooklyn, and the smaller-scale structures of the nearby Clinton Hill neighborhood.

The new building wraps around a block it shares with the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew—a local landmark since its completion in 1891 and an officially designated landmark since 1981.

Mar 25, 2018
Medly Pharmacy, Brooklyn
Architecture: Sergio Mannino Studio
Medly Pharmacy in Brooklyn
photograph : Charlie Shuck and Sergio Mannino Studio

Manhattan’s First Passive House
Medly Pharmacy is a new neighborhood pharmacy owned by Marg and Sahaj Patel. Retailers have begun to understand the necessity of transforming businesses into ‘every-channel’ platforms, where online and physical stores work as one, not needing to compete with each other. Medly is among the first in New York to do embrace the merits of both online and physical.

Mar 23, 2018
Manhattan’s First Passive House
Design: Baxt Ingui Architects, P.C.
Manhattans First Passive House NY
photograph : Peter Peirce, Inc.

Manhattan’s First Passive House
The property is Manhattan’s first Certified Passive House, Certified LEED for Home Platinum and it is in a NYC Landmark district. The renovation consisted of restoring the Renaissance Revival style front façade, originally built in 1889 by Thom & Wilson, by bringing back the ornamental details and the entire stoop entry that was previously removed in the early 1940’s.

Mar 18, 2018
The Switchback House, Brooklyn
Architecture: LIGHT AND AIR (L/AND/A)
The Switchback House in Brooklyn
image courtesy of architecture office

The Switchback House in Brooklyn
A gut renovation of an existing 1880s Brooklyn row house. The building forms a new prototype for contemporary urban living: it inverts and opens up the traditional row house by replacing a stacked stair with a switchback stair and inserting a dramatic skylight atop the new vertical stair volume.

Mar 15, 2018
520 West 28th Street
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Amenity Spaces at 520 West 28th Street NY
photography ® Hufton+Crow

520 West 28th Street Building
Related Companies has unveiled the completed amenity spaces at the highly acclaimed 520 West 28th residential building in New York’s west Chelsea neighbourhood.

Mar 14, 2018
Shock Therapy, Upper East Side
Design: Eray Carbajo
Shock Therapy in NYC
image courtesy of architects

Upper East Side Gym
The interiors bring an exciting twist to the building’s beautiful landmark exteriors. With the idea to create the space for future of fitness, the concept introduces a room within a room, nesting a futuristic shell into a historic background.

Mar 6, 2018
265 West 45th Street Super Slender Tower
Design: RB Systems
265 West 45th Street in New York
image courtesy of architects

265 West 45th Street Super Slender Tower
This intriguing architectural project explores a novel and captivating tower typology, “The New York’s Super Slender”. Located on a small, currently vacant site of around only 30x30m the building rises to 400m.

Mar 3, 2018
One Vanderbilt Building News
Construction on the 1,401-foot One Vanderbilt skyscraper building has made a significant progress since starting in summer 2017, putting it ahead of schedule for its anticipated completion date.

Mar 2, 2018
Fifteen Hudson Yards Construction
Fifteen Hudson Yards New York City tower building design
image courtesy of architects

Fifteen Hudson Yards’ designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) in collaboration with Rockwell Group has topped out in New York. The residential tower now rises over 900 feet (274 meters) high.

The tower contains 285 one- to four-bedroom residences alongside a suite of luxury lifestyle amenities.

The building forms part of the 28-acre Hudson Yards development in Manhattan’s west side. The project’s first phase includes an interactive sculpture designed by Heatherwick studio. It is on track to open in march 2019.

The topping out of Fifteen Hudson Yards coincides with the announcement that sales for the tower’s 285 condominiums have now surpassed 50%.

Feb 26, 2018
Kinfolk Studio, Brooklyn
Architecture: Berg Design
Kinfolk Studio in Brooklyn
photograph : Edward Caruso

Kinfolk Studio in Brooklyn
“The space should feel like it was designed for an off the grid Pacific Northwest hippy mathematician.” The program called for a retail area and a bar space which would feel intimate with 30 patrons but also function as an extension of a larger event space with capacity for 150.

Feb 22, 2018
Pier 2: Apartment of the Future
Design: Humphreys & Partners Architects
Pier 2 Apartment of the Future New York City
image courtesy of Humphreys & Partners Architects

Pier 2: Apartment of the Future in Manhattan
A future vision of multi-family design at the 2018 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, FL: a high-rise concept that portrayed vivid renderings of two soaring tower buildings on the Manhattan waterfront.

Feb 22, 2018
249 East 62nd Street, Upper East Side
Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects
249 East 62nd Street New York Tower
image courtesy of architects

249 East 62nd Street Building
This Upper East Side tower by architect Rafael Viñoly will comprise 32 floors. The height of 510 ft is augmented by a significant podium that contains retail and a townhouse.

Feb 19, 2018
SPYSCAPE Museum, 928 8th Avenue
Architects: Adjaye Associates
Spyscap Museum
images : Scott Frances for SPYSCAP

SPYSCAPE Museum NYC
This is a new global destination for espionage that marries educational programming with state-of-the-art interactive technology to create a unique experience for every user. The spy headquarters allows visitors to deeply engage with the practice of espionage today. In addition to permanent and temporary exhibition spaces, the program for the 60,000 ft, three-level museum includes a world-class black glass bar, flexible event spaces, and a rare bookstore.

Feb 15, 2018
Pier 40 Hudson River Apartments
Design: DFA
Pier 40 Hudson River Apartments New York City design
images courtesy of architects

Pier 40 Building Design
New York City’s sea level is expected to rise 11-30 inches by 2050 and between 50 to 75 inches by 2100, with the majority of current buildings not designed to accommodate such inevitable changes, report DFA.

Feb 6, 2018
Empire State Building – Renewal + New Observation Deck
Renewal Architects: Beyer Blinder Bellee
Empire State New York Observation Deck design
rendering courtesy of architecture office

Empire State Building Renewal
Refurbishment of the landmark’s 102nd-floor observation deck. Floor-to-ceiling windows will be installed to allow better views over Manhattan.

Feb 6, 2018
Brooklyn Point, 138 Willoughby Street
Brooklyn Point 138 Willoughby Street pool
rendering via Williams New York
Developer Extell’s City Point tower, named Brooklyn Point, will have the highest rooftop pool in NYC.
Sitting at the top of the 720-foot luxury condo it will be a 27-foot-long saltwater infinity pool, with a full lounge area, a stargazing observatory, and space for outdoor movie screenings: Brooklyn Buildings for more info.

Feb 1, 2018
Bubble Shade
Design: Valerie Schweitzer Architects
Bubble Shade
image © Valerie Schweitzer

Bubble Shade for NYC Parks
Inspired by the playful soapy bubbles of a child’s toy wand, this architectural kit-of-parts creates domes of colorful fabric meant to uplift urban shade-seekers in overheated areas.

Jan 30, 2018
Tammany Hall Redevelopment, 44 Union Square, Manhattan
Renewal design: BKSK Architects
Tammany Hall Building Renewa
rendering Courtesy of Newmark Knight Frank

Tammany Hall Building Renewal
The makeover by BKSK Architects of the landmarked Tammany Hall at 44 Union Square East forms new / revitalized office and retail spaces.
The key architectural feature is the new glazed glass dome floating over the top floor.

Jan 29, 2018
The Eleventh, 76 Eleventh Avenue, between West 18th and 17th Streets, West Chelsea
Design: Bjarke Ingels – BIG
Foundations for this pair of slanted towers designed by celebrated architect Bjarke Ingels are complete. The pair of high-rise buildings at 76 Eleventh Avenue are for developer HFZ Capital and located near the High Line between West 18th and 17th Streets.
The Eleventh

Jan 29, 2018
Seabreeze Tower
New rendering revealed of 19-Story condo building at 271 Sea Breeze Avenue, Coney Island:

Seabreeze Tower Coney Island building
image courtesy of architects

271 Sea Breeze is due to be 230 feet high, offering 179,267 sqft of space. The building is designed by Zproekt and the structural engineers are Wexler Associates.

The 114 residential units with an average size of 1,572 square feet are joined by around 32,000 sqft of community space.

The waterfront property adjacent to Asser Levy Park will have unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean on its south side, and views of the Manhattan skyline to the northwest.

Jan 26, 2018
Cuomo’s Subway Stations Renovations Postponed
The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority delayed a vote on construction contracts to renovate two stations in the Bronx and six in Manhattan after MTA members, appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, objected.
The contracts fall under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $1 billion plan to outfit 33 subway stations with countdown clocks, LED lighting, USB ports and other amenities. The board’s city representatives questioned why so much money was being put towards unnecessary, cosmetic improvements at stations that are in decent condition already, instead of funding signal and track repairs.

Dec 16, 2017
130 William, Downtown Manhattan
Design: Adjaye Associates
130 William in NYC
rendering Courtesy of Lightstone

130 William New York City Building
Lightstone, one of the largest and most diversified privately held real estate companies in the United States, and Adjaye Associates, the world-renowned architecture firm founded by Sir David Adjaye, announce 130 William, a luxury condominium building located in downtown Manhattan.

Dec 6, 2017
U.N. Tower Building in New York City
Design: FXFOWLE Architects
Following a land deal with New York City, the U.N. is back to work on building a new tower to house its operations across the street from the under-renovation U.N. Secretariat. Celebrated Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, is back to work on the project, along with local partner FXFowle.
New United Nations Tower Building

Dec 6, 2017
550 Madison Avenue Building May Become Landmark
Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s AT&T Building is being considered for landmark designation. However, questions remain about the future of the building’s interior spaces, particularly the ground floor lobby, reports the Architectural Record.
550 Madison Avenue Building News

Nov 18, 2017
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Design: Mecanoo with Beyer Blinder Belle, architects
New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
image courtesy of architects

New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building News
The $317 million plan for the historic Midtown building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street was shared at the Library’s Board of Trustees meeting, and calls for an approximate 20% increase in public space for research, exhibitions, and educational programs.

Nov 10, 2017
Architect Jane Greenwood is an “OUT 100”
Jane Greenwood Architect
photo © Roger Erickson
OUT Magazine announces their annual celebration of the most influential LGBTQ people of the year and Manhattan architect Jane Greenwood, Principal of Kostow Greenwood Architects, is among the list of inspiring individuals.

Oct 31, 2017
550 Madison Building
Design: Snøhetta Archtects
550 Madison Building in Manhattan
image : DBOX

550 Madison Building in Manhattan
The redesign nearly doubles the amount of public space while transforming the base of the 1980s tower into a lively, transparent street front.

Sep 28, 2017
Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
Design: David Adjaye, Architect
Studio Museum in Harlem
image from architects office

Studio Museum Harlem Building
Historic groundbreaking for the Museum’s new building, designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Cooper Robertson, will take place during the 50th anniversary year of 2018.

Sep 12, 2017
80-Story Condominium Tower Reveals Premium Top-Floor Residences
Design: Adamson Associates Architects ; Interiors: Meyer Davis Studio
One Manhattan Square Skyscape Collection panoramic
image : wordsearch

One Manhattan Square Skyscape Collection in New York City
Extell Development Company unveil the Skyscape Collection at One Manhattan Square. Pioneering a new era of luxury on the Lower East Side, One Manhattan Square will feature over 100,000 square feet of every conceivable indoor and outdoor amenity, an offering that does not exist anywhere in New York City.

Sep 1, 2017
Tribeca Loft Residential Apartment in New York City
Design: Andrew Franz Architect
Tribeca Loft Residential Apartment in New York City
photograph : Albert Vecerka/Esto © Andrew Franz Architect PLLC

Tribeca North Loft Residential Apartment
Located in a landmarked warehouse, the historic character and dynamic conditions of the existing project space were striking, featuring heavy timber columns and a unique geometry as a result of a sloped double height ceiling.

Aug 17, 2017
15 Renwick at Hudson Square
Design: ODA New York Architects
15 Renwick New York City building
photo : Erieta Attali

15 Renwick Manhattan Building

Aug 10, 2017
Visitor Center at the Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th Street, Queens, NY 11368
Design: Caples Jefferson Architects
Louis Armstrong House Museum Visitor Center | www.e-architect.co.uk
images courtesy of Caples Jefferson Architects

Louis Armstrong House Museum Visitor Center
Groundbreaking ceremony for the Museum’s new 14,000-square- foot Education Center

Aug 9, 2017
Bloomberg Center, Cornell Tech Campus, Roosevelt Island, East River, New York State
Design: Morphosis Architects
Bloomberg Center by Morphosis Architects
image courtesy of architects

Bloomberg Center Building
Employees have started moving in to this building designed by L.A. architects office Morphosis ahead of official opening in September 13th.

Petra Island Homes by Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
New York island house by Frank Lloyd Wright architect
photo Courtesy Chilton & Chadwick
New York Island Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright

Aug 9, 2017
LaGuardia Airport Terminal C Building, East Elmhurst, NY 11371, USA
Architects: HOK
Laguardia Airport
image courtesy of architects

Groundbreaking of the new Terminal C facility for Delta Air Lines and ongoing work on Central Terminal B, cementing Governor Cuomo’s vision for a single, unified LaGuardia Airport Building in New York.

Aug 4, 2017
Caples Jefferson Architects to receive AIANY President’s Award
Sara Elizabeth Caples and Everardo Agosto Jefferson
photograph : Andrew Popper
Caples Jefferson Architects NYC
The American Institute of Architecture New York Chapter and Center for Architecture will confer the President’s Award on Caples Jefferson Architects PC, at the annual Heritage Ball on October 26, 2017, at the Chelsea Piers in New York City.

Jul 25, 2017
565 Broome Soho Manhattan
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)
565 Broome Soho New York towers
rendering : Noe & Associates with The Boundary)

Islamic Cultural Center in New York
To be Manhattan’s first ‘Zero Waste’ residential high rise. The pair of tower buildings is designed by famous Italian architect Renzo Piano

Jul 17, 2017
New York City Loft Interior Style article

Jul 16, 2017
Islamic Cultural Center
Design: Büro Koray Duman Architects
Islamic Cultural Center New York City
image courtesy of architects

A new cultural center prototype for American Society for Muslim Advancement. Fundraising is currently in process to acquire the land.
Islamic Cultural Center in New York

Jul 11, 2017
Arc House in East Hampton, NY

Jun 30, 2017
St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City

Jun 23, 2017
Ten Broeck Cottage in Livingston

Jun 18, 2017
One World Trade Center: Tallest Building in North America

Jun 8, 2017
262 Fifth Avenue Building, Nomad
Design: Meganom, Architects
262 Fifth Avenue Tower, New York City
image courtesy of architects

262 Fifth Avenue New York City
This project has now started on site with demolition underway. This is the first super-tall tower in Nomad, a 1,001-foot-tall luxury residential building.

May 18, 2017
Mancini Duffy + Jenkins & Grey
A Strategic Synergy: Mancini Duffy Extends Its Presence in New Jersey By Joining Forces with Jenkins & Grey

Aligned in philosophy and focus, two design firms merge their strengths to create a full-service, powerhouse practice

NEW YORK, NY, May 18, 2017 —Taking another step in its bold program of reinvention, New York-based architecture and design firm Mancini Duffy announces a new association with design studio Jenkins & Grey, effective June 1, 2017.

“Jenkins & Grey is one of the most well-respected design studios in New Jersey,” said Christian Giordano, President of Mancini Duffy. “Combined with our architecture and planning capabilities, joining forces with them allows Mancini Duffy to offer our clients comprehensive and cutting-edge design services. It also expands our footprint into new territory. Dana Jenkins, founder of Jenkins & Grey, has been named Principal at Mancini Duffy, and will lead its New Jersey operations from its office in Millburn—convenient to New York City via quick, direct train service. She said, “Partnering with Mancini Duffy is a natural evolution: We share a common approach to design. And we want to shake things up.”

Dana Jenkins & Christian Giordano:
Dana Jenkins & Christian Giordano
photograph © Mancini Duffy

The expansion gives the firm a deeper reach into the key market of New Jersey, where throughout the state developers are revitalizing corporate office parks, modernizing their workspaces to attract tech, media, and creative tenants. Mancini Duffy’s increased capabilities will allow the firm to continue deliver top-quality, innovative design to these sectors, as well as financial and professional services. The firm’s clients include Somerset Development, Normandy Real Estate Partners, Vision Real Estate Partners, Guardian Life Insurance, Jersey Central Power & Light, Energy Capital Partners, Commvault, Pinnacle Foods Inc., New Jersey Transportation Authority, and Sills Cummis & Gross.

ABOUT MANCINI DUFFY
Mancini Duffy is a full-service design firm specializing in architecture, planning, and interior design. Headquartered in New York City, the practice complements its hundred years of expertise with contemporary entrepreneurial spirit and technological skill, delivering innovative solutions for clients in the commercial, education, financial and professional services, retail, sports, and tech and media sectors.

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