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[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Francis Cauffman has unveiled the first images of its design for 620 Fulton, a new health center and mixed-use building for The New York Hotel Trades Council and Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. Health Benefits Fund, Health Center, Inc. (HCI).
The building will create a strong presence for HCI, which is the largest New York City organization directly providing health benefits to its union membership, retirees, and dependents.
It is on track to break ground in Spring 2015 and open in Fall 2016.
The 180,000 s/f, 12-story building is a new …

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[15 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Forest City Ratner’s groundbreaking modular tower has earned a Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanic.
Roger Krulak, senior vice president of Modular Housing at FCRC, and David Farnsworth, a principal in the New York office of the global engineering firm ARUP, received the award, which “recognizes the innovators, engineers, and scientists responsible for changing our world.”
In announcing the award, Popular Mechanic noted:
“David Farnsworth and Roger Krulak for building the United States’ first modular skyscraper – In downtown Brooklyn, America’s first high-rise modular tower is being built. However, unlike every other construction …

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New York City Parks has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development and construction, operation, and maintenance of a high quality cafe on Midland Beach in Staten Island.
The cafe will be located on an entry plaza to Midland Beach, adjacent to the Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier, one of the most popular piers in New York City.
The newly constructed plaza features a splash fountain, performance gazebo, and the new Fantasy Shore children’s amusement park.
The site also hosts summer concerts, fireworks, and the new Staten Island Beach Fest, …

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Transit Oriented Development (TOD) has emerged as the most substantial development trend of the early 21st century, according to real estate experts.
Releasing a new report exploring the consequences of rapid population growth in ten major North American cities, Cushman & Wakefield’s industry-leading Americas Research group noted that the majority of new commercial development, as well as residential development, in metro areas today is transit oriented.
Paula Munger, Americas Research Director for Cushman & Wakefield, said, “The report seeks to shed light on the issues shared by all cities undergoing explosive urban …

Construction & Design, REBNY Watch »

[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

By Steven Spinola
Next month, the state will enact some important changes to the approved methods of testing for vermiculite which will continue to protect the public’s health and safety and avoid costly testing.
These changes are the result of the close collaboration of government officials, the world’s most respected scientists in the area of vermiculite and members of our industry.
Vermiculite is a mineral found in sheet rock, insulation, and other building materials and was commonly used for fire protection on structural steel buildings, once the danger from asbestos was recognized and …

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The Kaufman Organization is launching a renovations project at its Madison Square Portfolio properties.
The company paid north of $150 million to buy what was a chunk of the Ring Portfolio.
Now they have tapped architecture and design firms, Design Republic and NV Design Architecture (NV/da), to help turn the long-neglected properties in to offices that suit NoMad’s creative, trendy new vibe to attract creative, tech and new media companies.
“Since rebranding the Ring Portfolio to the Madison Square Portfolio, the firm’s goal has been to bring a product to market that resonates …

Brokers Weekly, Construction & Design, Featured »

[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Condo developers barred after naming elderly mother as the guy in charge

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has banned two developers from the business after finding they lied about their shady backgrounds when buyers started complaining about shoddy work at a Harlem condo.

Instead of putting their own names on filings as the developers of the Mirada at 161 East 110th Street, Joseph Scarpinito and Shiraz Sanjana named Scarpinito’s elderly mother as the project developer to try to avoid anyone finding out about Scarpinito’s prior federal felony conviction for bank fraud.

Construction & Design, Deals & Dealmakers, Featured »

[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Macklowe celebrates the next big thing with tallest US apartment tower at 432 Park Ave.

Harry Macklowe and his partners at CIM Group, topped out the tallest apartment building in the western hemisphere yesterday (Tuesday) at 432 Park Avenue.

“At 1,396 feet, 432 Park Avenue is the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, and represents an extraordinary accomplishment of architecture, design, engineering and craftsmanship,” said the chairman of Macklowe Properties.

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[10 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

William Metzger has been named a Supervising Network Engineer in the New York City office of Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Metzger is responsible for the conceptual development and design of large-scale data communication networks supporting a broad range of technologies along with other initiatives for major transportation facilities.
Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, Metzger, with nearly three decades of experience, was the primary security engineer for the Infrastructure Technologies Services at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
He is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security and the Building Industry Consulting …

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[10 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Anchin’s ninth annual State of the Construction Industry event was held in New York City on September 18.
Presented in cooperation with the New York Building Congress (NYBC), the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC NY), and the American Institute of Architects – New York Chapter (AIA-NY), Philip Ross, Chair of Anchin’s Construction and Architecture & Engineering Industry Groups, welcomed guests with a reminder of the changes he’s seen since Anchin’s first state of the industry event in 2005.
“From new technology and innovation to swings in the economy …

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