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Durst Organization begins work on 26-story mixed-use project along Delaware River waterfront

The Durst Organization is starting work on a new 26-story apartment tower near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the first piece of a larger overhaul of the Delaware River waterfront planned by the prominent New York developer.

Publication Philadelphia Business Journal
Date 2022-09-19
Author Ryan Sharrow

The World’s 10 Best Skyscrapers

A city is a sum of its parts, and its tallest towers are more often than not the highlights, literally For the 22nd time, an international panel of experts has picked its top 10 from a worldwide pool of more than 600 eligible skyscrapers, which were completed in the previous calendar year and are at least 100m tall, for the Emporis Skyscraper Awards. It is the world’s most renowned prize for high-rise architecture and has been awarded on an international basis. The primary criteria in awarding the prize are excellence in aesthetic and functional design. 10. CIBC Square South Tower…

Publication The Urban Developer
Date 2022-09-08
Author Lindsay Saunders

Excavation Underway At 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard In Northern Liberties, Lower North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that excavation work is underway for a 315-foot-tall, 24-story tower at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties. The development will span nearly an entire city block, bordered by North Christopher Columbus Boulevard to the east, Vine Street to the south, Water Street to the west, and Callowhill Street to the north. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by The Durst Organization, the 316-foot-tall tower will feature 10,094 square feet of ground-level retail as well as a new public park as part of the development. The site is located on…

Publication Philadelphia YIMBY
Date 2022-09-07
Author Vitali Ogorodnikov

Half of Market Rate Units Now Leased at LIC High-Rise ‘Sven’

The Durst Organization announced today that half of the market rate residencies at its luxury 71-story skyscraper in Long Island City are now leased The building, called Sven, is situated in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City and half of its 670 market-rate residences are now in contract. The developer began leasing the apartments eight months ago with the first residents moving in at the start of the year, according to Durst. Sven is the second-tallest building in Queens—with the Skyline Tower being the tallest—and offers residents views of the Manhattan skyline and surrounding boroughs. The building, which…

Publication Astoria Post
Date 2022-08-30
Author Michael Dorgan

‘Screw This City’: There’s Never Been a Worse Time to Rent an Apartment in NYC

It’s the peak rental season in New York — and in the hottest market in decades, apartment hunters are fed up, frustrated and over budget Open houses have been drawing hundreds of people and then going viral on TikTok. Some prospective tenants are applying sight unseen for multiple units that seem good enough, hoping that one landlord chooses them. Apartments are often renting for hundreds of dollars over their asking prices, which already were well above what they’d ever leased at before. “I was like, ‘Screw this city,’” said Kelly Stamps, 26, who braved overrun showings for half a year…

Publication Bloomberg
Date 2022-08-19
Author Jennifer Epstein and Paulina Cachero