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With megaprojects in four of the five boroughs and new commissions practically every day, SHoP Architects is one of the hottest and highest-profile firms in New York City. SHoP has become the go-to firm for huge developments—they are working on the Domino Factory redevelopment and Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn, Empire Outlets in Staten Island, Hunters Point South in Queens, and Essex Crossing in Manhattan—not to mention all of their single-building projects, which range from public piers to a supertall condo tower on 57th Street. The bulk of SHoP's developments are still in the works, but the architecture firm has already made its mark on New York with a handful of finished structures. To get a handle on SHoP's ever-growing roster of commissions, we mapped 20 of their completed and coming buildings.

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· How SHoP Became NYC's Go-To Megaproject Architects [Curbed]
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1. Domino

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Kent Avenue & South 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249
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Developer Two Trees replaced Rafael Viñoly's master plan for the redevelopment of the Domino Sugar Factory with a master plan by SHoP in March 2013. The new design has a lot more towers, open space, and actually preserves the shell of the refinery building. SHoP will design at least one tower that will rise 400 feet, but to add variety to the development, other architecture firms will be involved.

2. Barclays Center

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620 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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The Barclays Center is no doubt SHoP's highest profile project. The new home of the Brooklyn Nets opened in late 2012, and the swooping steel structure, made up of 12,000 panels, has been reviewed by all of the major archicritics. The arena hosts a public plaza under an oculus that's larger than a basketball court, while inside, the actual court is below ground level, so visitors look out over the court when they enter.

3. Atlantic Yards Tower B2

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461 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Along with the Barclays Center commission came the master plan for Atlantic Yards. SHoP's designs replaced those of Frank Gehry, and the first tower, known as B2, will be the world's tallest modular tower—if it ever gets built. Currently, developer Forest City Ratner and construction company Skanska are feuding over cost overruns. As such, the 32-story tower is stuck at just 10 stories.

4. 360 Tenth Avenue

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360 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

SHoP's newest project is in the Hudson Yards area. No renderings have been revealed, but it will be a 730,000-square-foot mixed-use tower at 360 Tenth Avenue, developed by Frank McCourt and Hines.

5. The Porter House

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15th Street & 9th Avenue
New York, NY

Completed in 2003, the Porter House was one of SHoP's earliest residential projects. It's a conversion of a 1905 meatpacking warehouse, and SHoP created a cantilevering 20,000-square-foot four-story addition. The 25 condos have sold and re-sold for millions of dollars, and it's not unusual to see them on the rental market asking tens of thousands of dollars a month.

6. 1711 First Avenue

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1711 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Hints of the Porter House design are evident in SHoP's new Upper East Side project, in that both buildings have rows of offset rectangular windows. This 34-story building, developed by Anbau Enterprises, will hold 78 "affordable luxury" condos and a robotic parking garage, indoor basketball court (maybe), and ground floor retail.

7. Hunter's Point South

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1-50 50th Avenue
Queens, NY 11101

SHoP's first and only project in Queens is a big one: residential towers at Hunters Point South, the largest affordable housing complex to be built since the 1970s. Two SHoP-designed towers are currently under construction. The 37-story and 32-story buildings will hold a total of 925 apartments.

8. Pier 17

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90 South St.
New York, NY 10038

Down at the South Street Seaport, SHoP has several completed and in-the-works projects. One that falls into the latter category is the makeover of Pier 17. Developer Howard Hughes demolished the old Pier 17 this summer, and they will erect a SHoP-designed glassy box with a huge public green roof in its place.

9. South Street Seaport tower

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90 South St.
New York, NY 10038

Beside the new Pier 17, there may rise a new 50-story tower by SHoP. A tower had been part of the seaport makeover plan since the beginning, but when Howard Hughes revealed new renderings last year, the public outcry from the neighbors was swift and strong, with complaints alleging that the skyscraper would block views of the Brooklyn Bridge and be out of context with the neighborhood. Plans for the tower are currently working their way through the approvals process, but it's likely that it will become a reality, despite the opposition. If it's built as currently planned, it will have a 95,000-square-foot hotel and 280,000 square feet of market-rate residential apartments.

10. Fulton Market

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11 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038

As part of the Seaport makeover, Howard Hughes also tasked SHoP with redesigning the Fulton Market Building. The 1983 building has been vacant since the Fulton Fish Market moved to the Bronx in 2005, and SHoP's design will add new awnings, better lighting, and new signage.

11. Pier 15

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South Street
New York, NY

Just south of Pier 17 is SHoP's Pier 15, a multi-level public space that has a green roof, two lower level glass pavilions for eateries, lots of landscaping, and dozens of things to sit on.

12. East River Esplanade

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FDR Drive
New York, NY

In addition to the piers, SHoP is working on parts of the East River Esplanade as well. In conjunction with landscape architecture firm Ken Smith Workshop, SHoP created a two-block long stretch of the esplanade between Catherine and Pike Slips between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. SHoP also designed the chunk of the esplanade near Pier 15.

13. 626 First Avenue

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626 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016

The First Avenue Mud Pit is, at long last, solidifying. JDS Development, which bought the site from Sheldon Solow last year, is planning to turn it into "the highest-end rental the city has ever seen." Two curvy copper towers connected by a skybridge with a bonkers-looking indoor pool will hold 800 apartments. Rents are expected to be about $80 per square foot.

14. 111 West 57th Street

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111 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

JDS is also responsible for this insanely tall 'n' skinny sky-scraping tower on "Billionaires' Row," which they are building with Property Markets Group. Part of the group of supertalls that will forever change the landscape south of Central Park, the 1,350-foot building will house only 45 apartments, and each floor will be its own 5,000-square-foot apartment with 15-foot ceilings. Its superlative? The slenderest building in the world. Also: the crown looks like it'll be pretty distinct. Construction is slated for completion in 2016.

15. 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension

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340 Flatbush Avenue Extension
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Just this summer, SHoP filed plans for a 70-story, 775-foot-tall whopper to be developed by JDS Development Group in Downtown Brooklyn. SHoP and JDS have both kept quiet about the plans, but information on the Department of Buildings filings indicate that it will have 495 apartments and 109,000 square feet of commercial space. Sadly, there are no renderings yet.

16. Essex Crossing (242 Broome Street)

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The Lower East Side's Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA) was the largest undeveloped swath of land in Manhattan south of 96th Street. But its future is a mixed-use complex called Essex Crossing, for which SHoP did the master plan and is also designing a slanty-looking 14-story residential building at the corner of Broome and Ludlow. Besides housing, the neighborhood will also get offices, shops, an Andy Warhol museum, and a park.

17. Empire Outlets

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Among the major changes coming to the area around Staten Island's ferry pier—a ginormous ferris wheel, to name just one—is a 125-store outlet mall that will also include a hotel and restaurants. Empire Outlets' retail space will span 340,000 square feet, and the design includes green roofs and outdoor atriums. Nordstrom Rack is its first official tenant; and it's slated to open on Black Friday in 2016.

18. Mulberry House at 290 Mulberry Street

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290 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012

What started as Nolita's "struggling starchitecture" and "saddest starchitecture" was later reborn as a rental building with eight full-floor lofts and one ginormous penthouse that's doing just fine in today's booming market. The wavy pile o' bricks at the corner of Mulberry and East Houston has just one apartment up for rent right now, a 3BR/3BA for $15,500 per month.

19. 127 Madison Avenue

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127 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Like the Porter House, this project, known as M127, was also a conversion and addition, and one of SHoP's earlier residential projects. Located at 127 Madison Avenue, this building uses a lot of elements that have become familiar in SHoP's projects: steel, brick, and geometric shapes. The building has eight full floor apartments and two duplex penthouses with rooftop terraces. The developer Cardinal Investments ran into financial troubles with the downturn, and in 2010, six of the condos were auctioned off.

20. FIT C2

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7th Avenue & West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001

It has been a long time since this project has been in the news, but SHoP's website still lists this new student center for the Fashion Institute of Technology as "under development." It was revealed in 2009 as part of FIT's 10-year plan, so maybe it will come back to life in the next few years.

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1. Domino

Kent Avenue & South 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Developer Two Trees replaced Rafael Viñoly's master plan for the redevelopment of the Domino Sugar Factory with a master plan by SHoP in March 2013. The new design has a lot more towers, open space, and actually preserves the shell of the refinery building. SHoP will design at least one tower that will rise 400 feet, but to add variety to the development, other architecture firms will be involved.

Kent Avenue & South 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249

2. Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

The Barclays Center is no doubt SHoP's highest profile project. The new home of the Brooklyn Nets opened in late 2012, and the swooping steel structure, made up of 12,000 panels, has been reviewed by all of the major archicritics. The arena hosts a public plaza under an oculus that's larger than a basketball court, while inside, the actual court is below ground level, so visitors look out over the court when they enter.

620 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

3. Atlantic Yards Tower B2

461 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Along with the Barclays Center commission came the master plan for Atlantic Yards. SHoP's designs replaced those of Frank Gehry, and the first tower, known as B2, will be the world's tallest modular tower—if it ever gets built. Currently, developer Forest City Ratner and construction company Skanska are feuding over cost overruns. As such, the 32-story tower is stuck at just 10 stories.

461 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

4. 360 Tenth Avenue

360 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

SHoP's newest project is in the Hudson Yards area. No renderings have been revealed, but it will be a 730,000-square-foot mixed-use tower at 360 Tenth Avenue, developed by Frank McCourt and Hines.

360 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

5. The Porter House

15th Street & 9th Avenue, New York, NY

Completed in 2003, the Porter House was one of SHoP's earliest residential projects. It's a conversion of a 1905 meatpacking warehouse, and SHoP created a cantilevering 20,000-square-foot four-story addition. The 25 condos have sold and re-sold for millions of dollars, and it's not unusual to see them on the rental market asking tens of thousands of dollars a month.

15th Street & 9th Avenue
New York, NY

6. 1711 First Avenue

1711 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Hints of the Porter House design are evident in SHoP's new Upper East Side project, in that both buildings have rows of offset rectangular windows. This 34-story building, developed by Anbau Enterprises, will hold 78 "affordable luxury" condos and a robotic parking garage, indoor basketball court (maybe), and ground floor retail.

1711 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10128

7. Hunter's Point South

1-50 50th Avenue, Queens, NY 11101

SHoP's first and only project in Queens is a big one: residential towers at Hunters Point South, the largest affordable housing complex to be built since the 1970s. Two SHoP-designed towers are currently under construction. The 37-story and 32-story buildings will hold a total of 925 apartments.

1-50 50th Avenue
Queens, NY 11101

8. Pier 17

90 South St., New York, NY 10038

Down at the South Street Seaport, SHoP has several completed and in-the-works projects. One that falls into the latter category is the makeover of Pier 17. Developer Howard Hughes demolished the old Pier 17 this summer, and they will erect a SHoP-designed glassy box with a huge public green roof in its place.

90 South St.
New York, NY 10038

9. South Street Seaport tower

90 South St., New York, NY 10038

Beside the new Pier 17, there may rise a new 50-story tower by SHoP. A tower had been part of the seaport makeover plan since the beginning, but when Howard Hughes revealed new renderings last year, the public outcry from the neighbors was swift and strong, with complaints alleging that the skyscraper would block views of the Brooklyn Bridge and be out of context with the neighborhood. Plans for the tower are currently working their way through the approvals process, but it's likely that it will become a reality, despite the opposition. If it's built as currently planned, it will have a 95,000-square-foot hotel and 280,000 square feet of market-rate residential apartments.

90 South St.
New York, NY 10038

10. Fulton Market

11 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

As part of the Seaport makeover, Howard Hughes also tasked SHoP with redesigning the Fulton Market Building. The 1983 building has been vacant since the Fulton Fish Market moved to the Bronx in 2005, and SHoP's design will add new awnings, better lighting, and new signage.

11 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038

11. Pier 15

South Street, New York, NY

Just south of Pier 17 is SHoP's Pier 15, a multi-level public space that has a green roof, two lower level glass pavilions for eateries, lots of landscaping, and dozens of things to sit on.

South Street
New York, NY

12. East River Esplanade

FDR Drive, New York, NY

In addition to the piers, SHoP is working on parts of the East River Esplanade as well. In conjunction with landscape architecture firm Ken Smith Workshop, SHoP created a two-block long stretch of the esplanade between Catherine and Pike Slips between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. SHoP also designed the chunk of the esplanade near Pier 15.

FDR Drive
New York, NY

13. 626 First Avenue

626 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10016

The First Avenue Mud Pit is, at long last, solidifying. JDS Development, which bought the site from Sheldon Solow last year, is planning to turn it into "the highest-end rental the city has ever seen." Two curvy copper towers connected by a skybridge with a bonkers-looking indoor pool will hold 800 apartments. Rents are expected to be about $80 per square foot.

626 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016

14. 111 West 57th Street

111 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

JDS is also responsible for this insanely tall 'n' skinny sky-scraping tower on "Billionaires' Row," which they are building with Property Markets Group. Part of the group of supertalls that will forever change the landscape south of Central Park, the 1,350-foot building will house only 45 apartments, and each floor will be its own 5,000-square-foot apartment with 15-foot ceilings. Its superlative? The slenderest building in the world. Also: the crown looks like it'll be pretty distinct. Construction is slated for completion in 2016.

111 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

15. 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension

340 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Just this summer, SHoP filed plans for a 70-story, 775-foot-tall whopper to be developed by JDS Development Group in Downtown Brooklyn. SHoP and JDS have both kept quiet about the plans, but information on the Department of Buildings filings indicate that it will have 495 apartments and 109,000 square feet of commercial space. Sadly, there are no renderings yet.

340 Flatbush Avenue Extension
Brooklyn, NY 11201

16. Essex Crossing (242 Broome Street)

New York, NY

The Lower East Side's Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA) was the largest undeveloped swath of land in Manhattan south of 96th Street. But its future is a mixed-use complex called Essex Crossing, for which SHoP did the master plan and is also designing a slanty-looking 14-story residential building at the corner of Broome and Ludlow. Besides housing, the neighborhood will also get offices, shops, an Andy Warhol museum, and a park.

17. Empire Outlets

New York

Among the major changes coming to the area around Staten Island's ferry pier—a ginormous ferris wheel, to name just one—is a 125-store outlet mall that will also include a hotel and restaurants. Empire Outlets' retail space will span 340,000 square feet, and the design includes green roofs and outdoor atriums. Nordstrom Rack is its first official tenant; and it's slated to open on Black Friday in 2016.

18. Mulberry House at 290 Mulberry Street

290 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

What started as Nolita's "struggling starchitecture" and "saddest starchitecture" was later reborn as a rental building with eight full-floor lofts and one ginormous penthouse that's doing just fine in today's booming market. The wavy pile o' bricks at the corner of Mulberry and East Houston has just one apartment up for rent right now, a 3BR/3BA for $15,500 per month.

290 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012

19. 127 Madison Avenue

127 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Like the Porter House, this project, known as M127, was also a conversion and addition, and one of SHoP's earlier residential projects. Located at 127 Madison Avenue, this building uses a lot of elements that have become familiar in SHoP's projects: steel, brick, and geometric shapes. The building has eight full floor apartments and two duplex penthouses with rooftop terraces. The developer Cardinal Investments ran into financial troubles with the downturn, and in 2010, six of the condos were auctioned off.

127 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

20. FIT C2

7th Avenue & West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001

It has been a long time since this project has been in the news, but SHoP's website still lists this new student center for the Fashion Institute of Technology as "under development." It was revealed in 2009 as part of FIT's 10-year plan, so maybe it will come back to life in the next few years.

7th Avenue & West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001