Construction Start Date June 2015
Construction Completion Date Winter 2017
Client Extell Development
Architect Beyer, Blinder & Belle
Square Feet 250,000
EVGB is a new 3-tower, 7-story residential complex that contains 150 high-end rental apartments. Each building has an individual residential lobby. Ground floor and cellar retail space was leased to Target.
Indoor amenities include a pool, fitness center, bike storage facilities, lounge, and children’s playroom. An important aspect of the outdoor amenity area is the incorporation of green spaces. The second floor apartments each include a private terrace that runs through the courtyard interior of the buildings. The rooftop of all three towers contains a green roof with mixed private and public spaces. Features of the public space include outdoor gardens, ornamental grasses, a full bocce court, pergola covered dining, and framed hedge walls.
One of the major challenges to this project was its foundation and excavation work. The LBG team coordinated with the design team and various city agencies to address the challenges presented by ground water, soil conditions, and proximity to adjacent buildings and infrastructure, including MTA transit lines, Con Ed vaults, and Con Ed steam lines.
LBG took a proactive approach to engaging the appropriate parties early in the process, focusing on coordination and pre-planning to minimize and eliminate unanticipated issues that could have resulted in delays.