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From university’s undergoing changes to new residential buildings under construction, here is a look at a few of the developments taking place around the city.

Duffield Street Mixed-Use Building Tops Out at 210 Feet

A new 21-story mixed-use building that is currently under construction has topped out at its full height of 210 feet. Located at 237 Duffield Street, the building will offer 110 apartments along with retail space on its ground floor once it is complete. Developed by Castle Rock Equities and designed by Urban Tectonics, the building goes against the current trend for constructing buildings with sleek, glassy exteriors. Instead, this building boasts a red brick façade with apartments averaging 768-square-feet in size. Construction of the building is expected to be complete sometime this summer.

Greenpoint Tower Tops Out at Nearly 400 Feet

A residential waterfront tower boasting condos and rentals in Greenpoint has topped out at nearly 400 feet, making it one of Brooklyn’s tallest buildings. Aptly named The Greenpoint, the skyscraper is the result of a collaboration between Mack Real Estate Group, Urban Development Partners and Palin Enterprises. Split into condos and rentals, with the lower portion of the building comprised of rentals and the condos beginning on the 28th floor, the 40-story building features a total of 95 condos and 368 rentals. While 287 of these rentals are located below the 28th floor, the rest will be located in a five-story building adjacent to the main tower and connected via a large resident’s courtyard.

Designed by Ismael Levya Architects and located at 21 India Street, the building will ultimately feature apartments ranging in size from students to three-bedroom units. The five-story building, on the other hand, will offer studio through two-bedroom units. Located less than a block from the East River Ferry terminal, the waterfront tower offers great views of Manhattan as well as 12,000 square feet of open space and 30,000 square feet of amenities. Construction is expected to be complete sometime in the spring next year with sales expected to get started later this year.

Low-Rise Buildings in Upper East Side to Become an 18-Story Tower

A four-story walk-up that used to be home to a small pharmacy that had been in business for nearly 90 years on First Avenue will soon be transforming to an 18-story tower. Located at 1639-41 in the Upper East Side, the building is expected to become a 199-foot mixed-use site featuring 27 apartments and 2,000 square feet of commercial space. While documents have been filed with the city’s Department of Buildings and list the developer as First Avenue LLC, additional details of the project are limited. It does indicate, however, that floors three through 12 will consist of two apartments while floors 13 through 18 will have just one apartment each.

Pace University Begins Expansion in the Financial District

Pace University is reportedly ready to begin a $190 million renovation and expansion effort in the Financial District, with the first phase of the renovation plan calling for a $45 million upgrade to the main campus building at One Pace Plaza as well as the building located at 41 Park Row. The latter will reportedly receive a fully redesigned first floor offering a welcome center, a student center, collaborative learning space and a quiet study area.

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