YIMBY recently went on a tour of Terminal Warehouse at 261 Eleventh Avenue in West Chelsea, Manhattan. The original 132-year-old George Mallory-designed structure is being extensively renovated and now features a new six-story office pavilion designed by COOKFOX Architects and redeveloped by L&L Holding Company, Columbia Property Trust, and Cannon Hill Capital Partners. New Line Structures & Development is the general contractor for the 1.3-million square foot development, which will cost $2 billion-plus, stand 13 stories tall, and yield new Class A office suites, around 100,000 square feet of new outdoor green space including 29 private terraces and a central courtyard, ground-floor retail space, and multiple dining options. Cushman & Wakefield is the exclusive listing agent for both office and retail. Terminal Warehouse takes up a full city block bound by West 28th Street to the north, West 27th Street to the south, Eleventh Avenue to the east, and Hudson River to the west. Floor plates vary in size up to 160,000 square feet.
Articles by Michael Young
Exterior work is wrapping up on 58 Vanderbilt Avenue, a nine-story residential building in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Designed by J Frankl Associates and developed by Bruchy Lefkowitz, the structure will yield 90 residences with 23 units dedicated to affordable housing, as well as 34 parking spaces. Builders Source USA LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is alternately addressed as 205 Park Avenue and located along Park Avenue between Vanderbilt and Clermont Avenues, near the southern border of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Construction is finished at Urban36, a seven-story mixed-use residential complex at 36-10 31st Street in Dutch Kills, Queens. Designed by HCN Architects, the building yields 41 rental units ranging from studios to two-bedroom layouts with 13 designated as affordable housing. Maxie Development, LLC is listed as the owner of the property, which is located by the corner of 31st Street and 36th Avenue, and Modern Spaces is currently in charge of leasing and marketing at Urban36.
Renovation work has concluded on Lever House, a landmarked 21-story International Style office tower at 390 Park Avenue in Midtown East. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed by WatermanClark, Brookfield Properties, Higgins Quasebarth & Partners, Integrated Conservation Resources, and Integrated Conservation Contracting, the project involved an overhaul of the ground-floor pedestrian plaza, main lobby, and ventilation and sustainability systems of the 307-foot-tall, 71-year-old structure, as well as the construction of new amenity spaces. Marmol Radziner was the interior designer and Pavarini McGovern was the general contractor for the property, which is located along Park Avenue between East 53rd and 54th Streets.
Demolition work is underway at 275 Atlantic Avenue, the site of a 15-story jail complex in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Designed by HOK and developed by the NYC Department of Design and Construction, the 339-foot-tall structure will span 712,150 square feet with a capacity of 1,040 inmates, as well as 30,000 square feet of community facility space, two cellar levels, two loading berths, 100 enclosed parking spaces, and an underground tunnel connecting to the adjacent courthouse. Northstar Contracting Group Inc. is the general contractor for the project, which will replace the defunct Brooklyn Detention Complex bound by Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Place, and Smith and State Streets.