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It seems like every week, plans for a new building are filed by the architecture firm ODA. Over the last two years, we've written about nearly three dozen different projects by ODA, ranging from towers on the Brooklyn waterfront to small boutique buildings on the Upper West Side. The firm has clearly become a go-to for developers big—TF Cornerstone tapped ODA for phase two of Hunters Point South—and small, and the firm has solidified its position as the experts of Jenga-tecture, i.e. buildings that look like stacked boxes. To track this proliferation of Lego-like structures, we mapped 34 of ODA's most recent commissions—some of which think outside the box.
—With research and writing by Wesley Yiin

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1. 190 South 1st Street

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190 South 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

In South Williamsburg, a 13-story ODA creation is replacing an old one-story warehouse. The new building’s facade is mostly glass—condo buyers love those floor-to-ceiling windows—with bands of masonry separating the floors and wrapping the terraces. ODA also designed the interiors of the 32 condos, which are now on the market with prices starting at $565,000.

2. 22-22 Jackson Avenue

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22-22 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Perhaps the boxiest of ODA’s boxy buildings, 22-22 Jackson Avenue, right next to the 5Pointz (RIP) site, is wrapping up construction, and its reality is very close to its rendering. Interestingly, the building used the same cast-in-place construction technique as 432 Park Avenue. The windows of 22-22 Jackson feature maroon frames, and the jenga-stacking allows for a lot of the 175 units to have private outdoor space.

3. Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6

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Pier 6
Brooklyn, NY 11201

ODA’s latest commission is the firm’s highest profile: two new buildings in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The towers, near Pier 6, have courted controversy for months now (neighbors would really prefer they just not be built), and the first renderings were revealed in early July. The designs are very square, and the industrial-looking windows mimic those of One Brooklyn Bridge Park. The taller building will hold market rate condos, while the shorter structure will be affordable and market rate rentals for a total of 339 apartments.http://ny.curbed.com/tags/pier-6

4. 22-12 Jackson Avenue

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22-12 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Another ODA project will rise directly beside 22-22 Jackson Avenue. Developer Adam America tapped the firm for this site as well. No renderings have been released, but it will rise 11 stories and hold 186 apartments.

5. 165 Chrystie Street

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165 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002

On Chrystie Street, a 10-story, 9-unit building by ODA will replace a kitchen supply store that was recently demolished. The front facade will be dominated by large windows clad with what could be copper. The lot-line facade will be covered with a dark brick, and feature a faceted pattern.

6. Rheingold Brewery

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10 Montieth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Bushwick will be treated to a green roof-topped jagged donut of an ODA building at the former Rheingold Brewery site. The 400,000-square-foot structure is dotted with balconies, and includes a 19,000-square-foot interior courtyard, urban farming areas, a climbing wall, a screening room, and co-working spaces, as well as the aforementioned 25,000-square-foot rooftop terrace. There will be 392 apartments.

7. 150 East 23rd Street

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150 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

This building deviates from the jenga-style, and looks more like a mini Fortress of Glassitude that was half eaten by a standard box o’ condos. Two buildings will be razed to make way for the new 19-story structure, and there will be 54 apartments, including a top-floor penthouse with a private rooftop deck.

8. 420-430 Kent Avenue

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430 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Former governor Eliot Spitzer tapped ODA for his

9. 75 Nassau Street

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75 Nassau Street
New York, NY 10038

In the Financial District, ODA deigned a 500-foot tower with a rooftop forest for developer Lexin Capital. It will bring 197 apartments to the neihghborhood, and of course, many of those apartments have private outdoor space, thanks to ODA’s knack for carving out facades.

10. 510 Driggs Avenue

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10 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Renderings for this 5-story building were revealed late last year, but new building permits have yet to be issued (previous building permits were issued in 2007), so the status of the project is unclear. Even so, last October, ODA discussed the designs with Arch Daily, explaining that they are striving to bring the “qualities of a private house” to the building. As such, each apartment has two exposures and private outdoor space.

11. 303 East 44th Street

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303 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017

On East 44th Street, ODA is designing a 600-foot-tall building with 16 "hanging gardens" that wrap around the facade. The tower will have one- and two-bedroom apartments on its lower floors, and have full-floor apartments from the 21st floor up, which means they will likely be very expensive. Construction should start in September, with completion expected in late 2017.

12. 1444 Third Avenue

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1444 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Eschewing stacked boxes for glass strata, ODA revealed the rendering for this UES building three years ago. But even as the previous structure on the site comes down, the permits for the ODA-designed, DRK Third Avenue-developed building still have yet to be approved, and some are wondering whether or not the design will have to change.

13. 630 Lorimer Street

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630 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

This one isn't really a stack of boxes—maybe just one box? The small four-story Williamsburg building will house eight units once it's completed, which is expected to be sometime around December of this year.[Image via Brownstoner]

14. 505 West 43rd Street

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505 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

One of ODA's more restrained designs, these Hell's Kitchen apartments haven't had their permits approved yet, so there's plenty of time before we'll see this grayer structure realized. If and when it materializes, the El Ad Group-developed building will contain 106 apartments, with 26 affordable units.

15. 51 Jay Street

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51 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

This DUMBO building looks very DUMBO-y, without much of the "stacked boxes" look that we've come to expect from ODA. The 74-unit condo building, developed by Adam America and Slate Property Group, hit the market in January, with studios priced at $875,000 and penthouses going over $5 million.

16. 251 West 14th Street

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251 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011

Leave it to ODA to use creative geometry to gobble up every last buildable square foot of a site, which is exactly what they've done with the cantilevering stack of condos at 251 West 14th Street, right off of Eighth Avenue. The building will have 11 floor-through condos starting at $3 million. B+B Capital is developing the project on the Chelsea/West Village border.

17. 224 West 22nd Street

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224 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

ODA's been tapped to gut-renovate the townhouse at 224 West 22nd Street by Steven Ostad and Andre Sakhai, who first asked $9.45 million for the finished product. The conversion will nearly double the townhouse's size through the excavation of its cellar, where the firm plans to build out a sauna and a theater. The project will also add an entertainment room, "rooftop spa" with a Jacuzzi, and an outdoor shower and barbecue area to the house.

18. 173 Chrystie Street

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173 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002

Since ODA signed on to design a residential building for 173 Chrystie Street at the end of 2014, not much else has come out about the project. What is known: it'll be 10 stories tall and have 13 apartments averaging about 2,000 square feet.

19. 436 Albee Square

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436 Albee Square West
Brooklyn, NY 11201

An anonymous LLC announced plans to erect an ODA-designed tower on Gold Street between Willoughby and Fulton streets in November. The building at 436 Albee Square will rise 28 stories, have 150 apartments, have three stories of ground floor retail, and kind of look like every other building popping up in Downtown Brooklyn at the time.

20. 134 Vanderbilt Avenue

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134 Vanderbilt Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

This Fort Greene building, revealed at the end of last year, is impossible to describe without the word "jenga." The building, developed by Joel Goodman of All Year Management, will contain 45 units and some community space as well.

21. 10 Hubert Street

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10 Hubert Street
New York, NY 10013

This smaller Tribeca building is less buzzed-about than some of the other projects on this list, but the apartment conversion will comprise four units. Streeteasy lists past rentals at $6,500 for a two-bedroom and $14,950 for a three-bedroom.[Image via Buzz Buzz Home]

22. 608 Franklin Avenue

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608 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

The renderings for this glass box of apartments were only revealed in October, but given the anticipated quality of the 120 units, we suspect that rents will be high, though 20 percent of them will be priced below market rate. The building will sit on the block of the Nassau Brewery in rapidly developing Crown Heights, though YIMBY reported that a separate developer will update and maintain the existing Brewery building.

23. 1800 Park Avenue

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1800 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10035

The rental tower at 1800 Park Avenue was originally intended to have 32 stories, but after its application was denied roughly one year ago. This year, developer Continuum Company, led by Ian Bruce Eichner, came back with a proposal for a 24-story tower—and it was approved. The 25 percent cut in height might seem significant, but at the very least, the building, containing 682 rental units, 20 percent of which will be priced affordably, will still take the title of tallest building in Harlem once it's finished.

24. 100 Norfolk Street

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100 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002

This LES condo building will tower over its neighbors—literally. On one side, the rendering shows how the building extends out like a staircase, making for one of the most defined cantilevers we've ever seen. The building, which contains 38 units, hit the market last fall.

25. 15 Renwick

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15 Renwick Street
New York, NY 10013

15 Renwick has had quite the interesting history, despite only just hitting the market last fall. Nine years in the making, the Soho project was stalled until last year, when developer IGI-USA bought the building and got ODA to redesign it. Since then, the team has embraced this steampunk aesthetic, with scalie characters and a costume-y sales gallery launch, to boot. The most recent item of absurdity? The announcement that the building is selling three parking spaces for $1 million a pop.

26. Franklin Place

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5 Franklin Place
New York, NY 10013

Franklin Place, which omitted the "5" from its name three years ago, went through several architects and designs before getting to ODA. As of last year, the building, developed by the Elad Group, with interiors designed by Andres Escobar & Associates, had just two of its 53 condos still on the market. The rooftop pool will be something to look forward to!

27. 93 Worth Street

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93 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013

Developed by IGI-USA, this was one of the best-selling buildings of 2014, with 79 of 92 units sold by the end of the year. Some notable additions to the historic building (which was constructed in 1925) by ODA include seven penthouses, which range in price from $7.55 million to $10 million. Curbed had the opportunity to tour one such penthouse last year and its accompanying amenities.

28. 809 Broadway

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809 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

The mixed-use building here, developed by IDM Capital, will consist of seven floors of office space and then just three condos on the top floors. Back in 2013, Blatt Billiards, which previously occupied a 126-year-old, five-story building on the same site, sold the address to IDM. You'd think amenities would be limited for the relatively small development, but nope! There's a dog-washing room!

29. 275 Fourth Avenue

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275 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Sitting squarely within the "canyon of mediocrity," which is what a Wall Street Journal reporter once called Fourth Avenue, adjacent to Park Slope and Gowanus, 275 Fourth Avenue's promise of 78 rental units, commercial space, and community space may contribute to a revitalization of the area. And yet, Silverstone Property Group, which is developing the building alongside Adam America Real Estate, has said that it plans to give the building a First Avenue address to avoid the negative association.

30. 241 Fifth Avenue

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241 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016

This Victor Homes developed building is unique for the rapidly developing NoMad neighborhood in that it is not a condo conversion, but rather entirely new construction. The building contains 46 condos and amenities such as a fitness center, a yoga room, and a "treatment" center for massages and beauty treatments.

31. 182 West 82nd Street

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182 West 82nd Street
New York, NY 10024

You might remember this Upper West Side building because its view-blocking penthouse upset the likes of tenants in 172 West 82nd Street, including Kevin Bacon, so much that they wrote to their community board in protest. These condos and townhouses were converted from older houses by The Naftali Group. Eleven units total fill the building, which launched sales in October 2013.

32. 10 Jay Street

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10 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

It took a couple tries, but the interior and exterior makeover for 10 Jay Street, a condominium-to-be fashioned out of an old warehouse in DUMBO, won approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission in March. The most defining feature of the building, which will contain 46 condos, plus retail space on the first floor, will be its crystal-like facade, which is meant to recall the building's history as a sugar refinery. The building, developed by Triangle Assets, started demolition on May 1 and is expected to be completed by fall of next year.

33. The Bergen

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316 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

This Boerum Hill rental building, acquired late last year by a private European investor from The Naftali Group, will contain 84 rental units, ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. A previous version of the project, with developer Karl Fischer, failed to take off.

34. Hunters Point South - Phase 2

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2nd Street & 54th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

With construction on the first phase of this Long Island City development mostly wrapping up, attention will soon shift to the second parcel, developed by TF Cornerstone and bounded by 54th Avenue to the north and 2nd Street to the east. These two adjoined towers, designed to evoke Manhattan's Art Deco skyscrapers, will feature urban farming terraces, grey-water recycling for irrigation, a children's playroom, among other amenities. Of the 1,193 units, 796 will be designated as affordable, with 100 of those being reserved for low-income seniors.

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1. 190 South 1st Street

190 South 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

In South Williamsburg, a 13-story ODA creation is replacing an old one-story warehouse. The new building’s facade is mostly glass—condo buyers love those floor-to-ceiling windows—with bands of masonry separating the floors and wrapping the terraces. ODA also designed the interiors of the 32 condos, which are now on the market with prices starting at $565,000.

190 South 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

2. 22-22 Jackson Avenue

22-22 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Perhaps the boxiest of ODA’s boxy buildings, 22-22 Jackson Avenue, right next to the 5Pointz (RIP) site, is wrapping up construction, and its reality is very close to its rendering. Interestingly, the building used the same cast-in-place construction technique as 432 Park Avenue. The windows of 22-22 Jackson feature maroon frames, and the jenga-stacking allows for a lot of the 175 units to have private outdoor space.

22-22 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

3. Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6

Pier 6, Brooklyn, NY 11201

ODA’s latest commission is the firm’s highest profile: two new buildings in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The towers, near Pier 6, have courted controversy for months now (neighbors would really prefer they just not be built), and the first renderings were revealed in early July. The designs are very square, and the industrial-looking windows mimic those of One Brooklyn Bridge Park. The taller building will hold market rate condos, while the shorter structure will be affordable and market rate rentals for a total of 339 apartments.http://ny.curbed.com/tags/pier-6

Pier 6
Brooklyn, NY 11201

4. 22-12 Jackson Avenue

22-12 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Another ODA project will rise directly beside 22-22 Jackson Avenue. Developer Adam America tapped the firm for this site as well. No renderings have been released, but it will rise 11 stories and hold 186 apartments.

22-12 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

5. 165 Chrystie Street

165 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

On Chrystie Street, a 10-story, 9-unit building by ODA will replace a kitchen supply store that was recently demolished. The front facade will be dominated by large windows clad with what could be copper. The lot-line facade will be covered with a dark brick, and feature a faceted pattern.

165 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002

6. Rheingold Brewery

10 Montieth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Bushwick will be treated to a green roof-topped jagged donut of an ODA building at the former Rheingold Brewery site. The 400,000-square-foot structure is dotted with balconies, and includes a 19,000-square-foot interior courtyard, urban farming areas, a climbing wall, a screening room, and co-working spaces, as well as the aforementioned 25,000-square-foot rooftop terrace. There will be 392 apartments.

10 Montieth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

7. 150 East 23rd Street

150 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

This building deviates from the jenga-style, and looks more like a mini Fortress of Glassitude that was half eaten by a standard box o’ condos. Two buildings will be razed to make way for the new 19-story structure, and there will be 54 apartments, including a top-floor penthouse with a private rooftop deck.

150 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

8. 420-430 Kent Avenue

430 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Former governor Eliot Spitzer tapped ODA for his

430 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249

9. 75 Nassau Street

75 Nassau Street, New York, NY 10038

In the Financial District, ODA deigned a 500-foot tower with a rooftop forest for developer Lexin Capital. It will bring 197 apartments to the neihghborhood, and of course, many of those apartments have private outdoor space, thanks to ODA’s knack for carving out facades.

75 Nassau Street
New York, NY 10038

10. 510 Driggs Avenue

10 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Renderings for this 5-story building were revealed late last year, but new building permits have yet to be issued (previous building permits were issued in 2007), so the status of the project is unclear. Even so, last October, ODA discussed the designs with Arch Daily, explaining that they are striving to bring the “qualities of a private house” to the building. As such, each apartment has two exposures and private outdoor space.

10 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

11. 303 East 44th Street

303 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017

On East 44th Street, ODA is designing a 600-foot-tall building with 16 "hanging gardens" that wrap around the facade. The tower will have one- and two-bedroom apartments on its lower floors, and have full-floor apartments from the 21st floor up, which means they will likely be very expensive. Construction should start in September, with completion expected in late 2017.

303 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017

12. 1444 Third Avenue

1444 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Eschewing stacked boxes for glass strata, ODA revealed the rendering for this UES building three years ago. But even as the previous structure on the site comes down, the permits for the ODA-designed, DRK Third Avenue-developed building still have yet to be approved, and some are wondering whether or not the design will have to change.

1444 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10028

13. 630 Lorimer Street

630 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

This one isn't really a stack of boxes—maybe just one box? The small four-story Williamsburg building will house eight units once it's completed, which is expected to be sometime around December of this year.[Image via Brownstoner]

630 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

14. 505 West 43rd Street

505 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

One of ODA's more restrained designs, these Hell's Kitchen apartments haven't had their permits approved yet, so there's plenty of time before we'll see this grayer structure realized. If and when it materializes, the El Ad Group-developed building will contain 106 apartments, with 26 affordable units.

505 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

15. 51 Jay Street

51 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

This DUMBO building looks very DUMBO-y, without much of the "stacked boxes" look that we've come to expect from ODA. The 74-unit condo building, developed by Adam America and Slate Property Group, hit the market in January, with studios priced at $875,000 and penthouses going over $5 million.

51 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

16. 251 West 14th Street

251 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011

Leave it to ODA to use creative geometry to gobble up every last buildable square foot of a site, which is exactly what they've done with the cantilevering stack of condos at 251 West 14th Street, right off of Eighth Avenue. The building will have 11 floor-through condos starting at $3 million. B+B Capital is developing the project on the Chelsea/West Village border.

251 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011

17. 224 West 22nd Street

224 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011

ODA's been tapped to gut-renovate the townhouse at 224 West 22nd Street by Steven Ostad and Andre Sakhai, who first asked $9.45 million for the finished product. The conversion will nearly double the townhouse's size through the excavation of its cellar, where the firm plans to build out a sauna and a theater. The project will also add an entertainment room, "rooftop spa" with a Jacuzzi, and an outdoor shower and barbecue area to the house.

224 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

18. 173 Chrystie Street

173 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

Since ODA signed on to design a residential building for 173 Chrystie Street at the end of 2014, not much else has come out about the project. What is known: it'll be 10 stories tall and have 13 apartments averaging about 2,000 square feet.

173 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002

19. 436 Albee Square

436 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, NY 11201

An anonymous LLC announced plans to erect an ODA-designed tower on Gold Street between Willoughby and Fulton streets in November. The building at 436 Albee Square will rise 28 stories, have 150 apartments, have three stories of ground floor retail, and kind of look like every other building popping up in Downtown Brooklyn at the time.

436 Albee Square West
Brooklyn, NY 11201

20. 134 Vanderbilt Avenue

134 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

This Fort Greene building, revealed at the end of last year, is impossible to describe without the word "jenga." The building, developed by Joel Goodman of All Year Management, will contain 45 units and some community space as well.

134 Vanderbilt Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

21. 10 Hubert Street

10 Hubert Street, New York, NY 10013

This smaller Tribeca building is less buzzed-about than some of the other projects on this list, but the apartment conversion will comprise four units. Streeteasy lists past rentals at $6,500 for a two-bedroom and $14,950 for a three-bedroom.[Image via Buzz Buzz Home]

10 Hubert Street
New York, NY 10013

22. 608 Franklin Avenue

608 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

The renderings for this glass box of apartments were only revealed in October, but given the anticipated quality of the 120 units, we suspect that rents will be high, though 20 percent of them will be priced below market rate. The building will sit on the block of the Nassau Brewery in rapidly developing Crown Heights, though YIMBY reported that a separate developer will update and maintain the existing Brewery building.

608 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

23. 1800 Park Avenue

1800 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10035

The rental tower at 1800 Park Avenue was originally intended to have 32 stories, but after its application was denied roughly one year ago. This year, developer Continuum Company, led by Ian Bruce Eichner, came back with a proposal for a 24-story tower—and it was approved. The 25 percent cut in height might seem significant, but at the very least, the building, containing 682 rental units, 20 percent of which will be priced affordably, will still take the title of tallest building in Harlem once it's finished.

1800 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10035

24. 100 Norfolk Street

100 Norfolk Street, New York, NY 10002

This LES condo building will tower over its neighbors—literally. On one side, the rendering shows how the building extends out like a staircase, making for one of the most defined cantilevers we've ever seen. The building, which contains 38 units, hit the market last fall.

100 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002

25. 15 Renwick

15 Renwick Street, New York, NY 10013

15 Renwick has had quite the interesting history, despite only just hitting the market last fall. Nine years in the making, the Soho project was stalled until last year, when developer IGI-USA bought the building and got ODA to redesign it. Since then, the team has embraced this steampunk aesthetic, with scalie characters and a costume-y sales gallery launch, to boot. The most recent item of absurdity? The announcement that the building is selling three parking spaces for $1 million a pop.

15 Renwick Street
New York, NY 10013

26. Franklin Place

5 Franklin Place, New York, NY 10013

Franklin Place, which omitted the "5" from its name three years ago, went through several architects and designs before getting to ODA. As of last year, the building, developed by the Elad Group, with interiors designed by Andres Escobar & Associates, had just two of its 53 condos still on the market. The rooftop pool will be something to look forward to!

5 Franklin Place
New York, NY 10013

27. 93 Worth Street

93 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013

Developed by IGI-USA, this was one of the best-selling buildings of 2014, with 79 of 92 units sold by the end of the year. Some notable additions to the historic building (which was constructed in 1925) by ODA include seven penthouses, which range in price from $7.55 million to $10 million. Curbed had the opportunity to tour one such penthouse last year and its accompanying amenities.

93 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013

28. 809 Broadway

809 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

The mixed-use building here, developed by IDM Capital, will consist of seven floors of office space and then just three condos on the top floors. Back in 2013, Blatt Billiards, which previously occupied a 126-year-old, five-story building on the same site, sold the address to IDM. You'd think amenities would be limited for the relatively small development, but nope! There's a dog-washing room!

809 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

29. 275 Fourth Avenue

275 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Sitting squarely within the "canyon of mediocrity," which is what a Wall Street Journal reporter once called Fourth Avenue, adjacent to Park Slope and Gowanus, 275 Fourth Avenue's promise of 78 rental units, commercial space, and community space may contribute to a revitalization of the area. And yet, Silverstone Property Group, which is developing the building alongside Adam America Real Estate, has said that it plans to give the building a First Avenue address to avoid the negative association.

275 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

30. 241 Fifth Avenue

241 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016

This Victor Homes developed building is unique for the rapidly developing NoMad neighborhood in that it is not a condo conversion, but rather entirely new construction. The building contains 46 condos and amenities such as a fitness center, a yoga room, and a "treatment" center for massages and beauty treatments.

241 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016

31. 182 West 82nd Street

182 West 82nd Street, New York, NY 10024

You might remember this Upper West Side building because its view-blocking penthouse upset the likes of tenants in 172 West 82nd Street, including Kevin Bacon, so much that they wrote to their community board in protest. These condos and townhouses were converted from older houses by The Naftali Group. Eleven units total fill the building, which launched sales in October 2013.

182 West 82nd Street
New York, NY 10024

32. 10 Jay Street

10 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

It took a couple tries, but the interior and exterior makeover for 10 Jay Street, a condominium-to-be fashioned out of an old warehouse in DUMBO, won approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission in March. The most defining feature of the building, which will contain 46 condos, plus retail space on the first floor, will be its crystal-like facade, which is meant to recall the building's history as a sugar refinery. The building, developed by Triangle Assets, started demolition on May 1 and is expected to be completed by fall of next year.

10 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

33. The Bergen

316 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

This Boerum Hill rental building, acquired late last year by a private European investor from The Naftali Group, will contain 84 rental units, ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. A previous version of the project, with developer Karl Fischer, failed to take off.

316 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

34. Hunters Point South - Phase 2

2nd Street & 54th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

With construction on the first phase of this Long Island City development mostly wrapping up, attention will soon shift to the second parcel, developed by TF Cornerstone and bounded by 54th Avenue to the north and 2nd Street to the east. These two adjoined towers, designed to evoke Manhattan's Art Deco skyscrapers, will feature urban farming terraces, grey-water recycling for irrigation, a children's playroom, among other amenities. Of the 1,193 units, 796 will be designated as affordable, with 100 of those being reserved for low-income seniors.

2nd Street & 54th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101