The BP gas station on 110th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, at the northwestern corner of Central Park, occupied a parcel of prime real estate. But it was bought out, and shuttered, and a curved 12-story residential building is set to replace it. A tweet from Happening Harlem shows that an excavator has arrived on the site, signaling the start of construction for what will be a pretty game-changing project for the area. The FXFOWLE-designed, Artimus Construction-developed structure will ultimately house 50 units, plus a commercial component and space for a local dance company. Completion is slated for winter 2017, so let's get that foundation in already.
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