Design / Build

Klövern AB and GDS Development top out Manhattan office building

Manhattan, NY According to Klövern AB of Sweden and locally based GDS Development (GDSNY), headed by architect Michael Kirchmann and Alan Rudikoff, 28 & 7, the new 12-story class A boutique office building located at 322-326 7th Ave., in the Chelsea neighborhood, has topped out. Kirchmann describes this topping out, which took place ahead of schedule, as, “A culmination of incredible teamwork.

EW Howell Construction Group completes restoration of palm dome at NY Botanical Garden Conservatory

Bronx, NY EW Howell Construction Group completed renovation work on the palm dome of the Enid Haupt Conservatory at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), which reopened to the public on Sept. 22nd. The $18 million restoration project, which began in April 2019, upgraded the

Urban Design Forum names WIP Collaborative winner of “Care for Hudson Sq.” design competition

Manhattan, NY According to Urban Design Forum, WIP Collaborative is the winner of “Care for Hudson Sq.,” a recovery initiative in partnership with Hudson Square Properties and Hudson Square Business Improvement District to reactivate the public realm with a site-specific installation. On King St. between Hudson and Greenwich Sts., WIP Collaborative’s installation is designed to act as a new interactive destination in Hudson Sq., a place for residents, office tenants, and the broader public to come together around a range of activities.

The real estate industry and sustainable design in the new normal - by Jing Xue

For a number of years now, sustainability has been at the forefront of real estate. However, cost, supply chain, and logistics have always posed challenges for the industry’s attempts to be more environmentally-conscious. Yet with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are reassessing their values and lifestyle choices, and are calling for more green real estate.

Dyer Brown unveils resources for reopening offices safely

New York, NY As employers across the country continue to reopen their offices for in-person work, the question of how to keep team members and visiting clients safe weighs heavily. Dyer Brown has unveiled two unique offerings: An illustrated “re-entry playbook” published online, and a line of customizable, off-the-shelf environmental graphics.

Construction continues on The West, condominium development designed by Concrete

Manhattan, NY CBSK Ironstate, a partnership between CB Developers, SK Development and Ironstate Development, is developing The West, a new construction condominium development rising in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.  The West is located at 547 West 47th St. on 11th Ave., between 47th and 48th Sts., near from Hudson Yards with access to the Hudson River waterfront. A block-long development, it rises 12 stories and features 219 residences, which will include studios to three-bedrooms. 

Product of the Month: Shark Byte Systems launches GarageNet: AI & machine learning transform NYC parking

NEW YORK, NY Shark Byte Systems, Inc., a Manhattan-based software developer, has been leading a wave of technological innovation in the parking industry for over 20 years with its proven cloud-based GarageNet revenue-control solutions that simplify parking facility management, boost productivity, and provide the highest levels of customer service. The company serves real estate developers, owners, and operators, as well as commercial parking operators, hotels, hospitals, and event parking venues. 

Gov. Cuomo unveils Energy Efficiency Training Program

Albany, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled the Career Pathway Training Partnerships program in high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and electric heat pump technologies to prepare New Yorkers for the growing number of job opportunities in the clean energy industry. The partnerships will target training over 1,000 workers and prioritize the state’s most underserved populations, including low-income New Yorkers and those residing in environmental justice communities, helping support the state’s economic recovery.

BrainBox AI launches AI app with autonomous real-time cloud connection to Niagara Framework

Montreal, CA BrainBox AI, a leader and pioneer in autonomous building technology, has launched its driver for the Niagara Framework, one of the first artificial intelligence (AI) applications to utilize an autonomous real-time cloud connection to the platform. The Niagara Framework is the leading open platform for the building automation market, with over 920,000 installations across the globe. BrainBox AI’s driver supports both the AX and N4 versions of the Niagara Framework.

CetraRuddy wins preservation award for Fotografiska NY project

Manhattan, NY CetraRuddy is winning praise for its work on cultural and educational works globally, even as the firm maintains its stature for multifamily residential buildings and hospitality projects. CetraRuddy’s project, the museum Fotografiska New York, has won a 30th annual Lucy Moses Preservation Award, which was announced last week by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.