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Charity Angel Dawson, Nick Rashad Burroughs, and More Set For THE BLUES BROTHERS at Radial Park

The cast has been announced for this spring's The Blues Brothers, the latest "Broadway at the Drive-In" cinemersive experience at Radial Park as it continues its residency at Halletts Point Play Leading the company of The Blues Brothers are Broadway's Charity Angel Dawson (Mrs. Doubtfire, Waitress) as Mrs. Murphy, Nick Rashad Burroughs (Radial Park's Purple Rain, Kinky Boots) as Reverend Cleophus James, F. Michael Haynie (Wicked, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Elwood Blues, Brian Charles Johnson (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) as "Joliet" Jake Blues, and Antoine L. Smith (Carousel, The Color Purple) as Ray. Additionally, The Blues Brothers will…

Publication Broadway World
Date 2021-04-21
Author BWW News Desk

Sven’s Exterior Hoist Begins Disassembly At 29-37 41st Avenue In Long Island City, Queens

Exterior work is wrapping up on Sven, aka Queens Plaza Park, a 762-foot-tall skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City. Designed by Handel Architects for The Durst Organization, the 67-story project currently holds the title as the second-tallest structure in Queens and will yield a total of 978,000 square feet. Selldorf Architects is serving as the interior designer, Hunter Roberts as the general contractor, and Jaros, Baum & Bolles Engineering is handling the required mechanical systems. The project is aiming for LEED certification Recent photos show the exterior hoist in the process of disassembly since our last update…

Publication New York YIMBY
Date 2021-04-21
Author Michael Young

Durst refinances office-tower debt with $1.1B deal

The Durst Organization is marketing $1.1 billion in commercial mortgage-backed securities to refinance office buildings at 1133 Sixth Ave. and 114 W. 47th St. in Midtown Investors were being shopped top-rated securities Monday with yields that could range 98 to 99 basis points over a swap-spread benchmark for 10-year paper. That compares to an 80-basis point range for similar pre-Covid single-asset deals for office buildings in February 2020. A junk-rated tranche might have as much as a 335 basis point spread over benchmark, compared with 240 on a similar pre-Covid deal, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The offering is…

Publication Bloomberg
Date 2021-04-12
Author Adam Tempkin and Charles Williams

Waterfront residential tower, public park proposed along Delaware River

As plans take shape for a massive redevelopment of the Delaware River waterfront, one of the biggest players in that long-term initiative is proposing a 26-story tower and a public park along Columbus Boulevard Details of the project were revealed Friday by The Durst Organization, the New York-based developer selected last year by the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. to lead a $2.2 billion transformation of Penn's Landing. The new tower and park are not part of the multi-phase Penn's Landing development, but form a piece of a larger effort to breathe new life into the riverfront corridor. The Durst Organization…

Publication Philly Voice
Date 2021-04-12
Author Michael Tanenbaum

Apartment project by future Penn’s Landing developer Durst moves forward north of Ben Franklin Bridge

The Durst Organization, the New York company selected last year to redevelop Penn’s Landing, is nearing final land-use approvals for a nearby 26-story apartment building that would be its first Philadelphia project Durst submitted project plans on Thursday to Philadelphia’s Civic Design Review board, which offers nonbinding suggestions on the city’s biggest development projects. Durst’s project would rise at a longtime parking lot beside the waterfront north of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The building will have 360 apartments, with 10,000 square feet of shops and restaurants and a 116-space parking garage on its lower floors, the company said. Because the…

Publication The Philadelphia Inquirer
Date 2021-04-08
Author Jacob Adelman
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