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Across 125th Street from the renovated Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem Center is now a 540,000-cubic-foot concrete basin — think six Olympic-sized pools — from which the steel framework of a three-story structure is soon to emerge. It will house a 57,000-square-foot Marshalls department store, CVS store and Washington Mutual bank branch.
The 23,000-square-foot Gap is on the midblock parcel overlooking the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building and former Hotel Theresa.
Across 125th Street from Pathmark, columns and beams frame the three-story, 90,000-square-foot, $24 million Gotham Plaza by the Blumenfeld Development Group. It will open this summer, David Blumenfeld said, with Fleet Bank, Children's Place, Payless ShoeSource, Petland Discounts and Rockaway Bedding Centers.