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These architects designed the most new dev in NYC this year

3.  Aufgang Architects | 14 projects | 1,638,262 square feet

 

This powerhouse firm has made the top half this list for three years running. Aufgang filed plans mostly for projects in the Bronx and Queens this year, but there may be changes at one of its Manhattan developments. For developers Maddd Equities and Joy Construction, Aufgang had planned a 30-story, 544,000-square-foot project with 611 residential units and about 62,000 square feet of commercial space at 3875 Ninth Avenue in Inwood.

 

Now the developers say they might axe that plan for affordable and low- or middle-income units, which depended on a 2018 rezoning, in favor of an as-of-right industrial project, in light of a Manhattan judge overturning the rezoning this month.

 

Ariel Aufgang is the principal at Aufgang Architects, founded in 1971 and based in Suffern.

 

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Who’s Afraid of a Transit Desert?

You can’t go near a subway stop and find something to build anymore,” because of the prohibitive cost, said Ariel Aufgang, an architect for the project, who has designed several affordable buildings in the city. Despite the distance from the train, the developer anticipates tens of thousands of applications for fewer than 1,200 units. 

 

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