Ray Harlem and National Black Theatre tops out in New York City

Mixed-Use Building Tops Out at 21 Floors, Scheduled for Final Completion in Late 2024.

Ray Harlem and National Black Theatre is a new mixed-use project in East Harlem, and when complete will include 222 new mixed-income units and a new home for National Black Theater, the longest-running Black theater in New York City. The team recently celebrated the project's topping out, with final construction expected to be completed by 2024. NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Laurie Cumbo issued the following statement: "The future home of NBT will build on the beautiful legacy of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, who knew the power of the performing arts to express, to unite, to interrogate, and to bring joy to us all. With more than $28 million committed by the City, we're proud to make a major investment in this visionary project, which will create an asset in the heart of Harlem that serves this community holistically — bringing not just first rate arts programming but affordable housing, entrepreneurial training, and so much more. When we invest in culture, we invest in our communities — nowhere is that connection clearer than here at the future home of the National Black Theatre."

Congratulations to our clients, Ray and LMXD, and to the Handel project team of Deborah Moelis, Mikhail Kim, Charith Kombarana, Han Cho, Irmak Turanli, PJ Ross, Meari Kim, Katerie Boursiquot, Emil Stojakovic, Alex Kim, Ziqing Nie, and Noah Rosenberg!

Construction imagery courtesy Brett Tiagwad.

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