Academic

301 Freedom Place South

10-Story, 180,000-Square-Foot Collegiate School Close to Topping Out at 301 Freedom Place South, Upper West Side

Construction is a single floor away from topping out at 301 Freedom Place South, located between West 61st and 62nd streets on the southern end of the Upper West Side. That’s where a 10-story, 179,863-square-foot Collegiate School, a private, all-boys prep school, is under construction. The progress can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. A theater, a gymnasium, a fitness center, and a cafeteria will be located on the ground and cellar levels. Classrooms will span the second through ninth floors, with a library on the fifth floor. The 143-foot-tall structure has been designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. Completion is expected in 2017.


30 Village Road North

Five-Story, 40,000-Square-Foot Yeshiva Filed at 30 Village Road North, Gravesend

Yeshiva Lev Torah, a K-8 school, has filed applications for a five-story, 39,830-square-foot facility at 30 Village Road North, in the heart of Gravesend. The new 75-foot-tall structure will contain a lobby, administrative offices, and classrooms on the ground floor, a cafeteria in the cellar, classrooms and a teachers’ lounge on the second floor, classrooms on the third and fourth floors, followed by a gymnasium, a library, and a Midrash (probably a Beit Midrash, or study hall) on the fifth floor. Thomas Scibilia’s Brooklyn-based NA Design Studio is the architect of record. The Yeshiva is seeking a variance for bulk from the Board of Standards and Appeals, according to the applications. The 62-foot-wide, 11,075-square-foot assemblage consists of two two-story houses. Demolition permits haven’t been yet filed. The Avenue U stop on the F train is located around the corner.


104 Haven Avenue

Columbia’s 15-Story, 107,000-Square-Foot Academic Medical Building Complete at 104 Haven Avenue, Washington Heights

Since façade installation was underway earlier this year on Columbia University Medical Center’s 15-story, 107,299 square-foot Medical and Graduate Education Building at 104 Haven Avenue, in Washington Heights, construction has wrapped up entirely. Photos of the completed 196-foot-tall building can be seen in a Curbed NY report. The new academic building will feature a lobby and café on the ground floor, a piano room and a 275-seat auditorium on the second and third floors, and a mix of lecture halls, classrooms, offices, and laboratories on the fourth through 14th floors. Diller Scofidio + Renfro is the design architect, while Gensler Architects is serving as the architect of record. The facility will open on August 16.



350 East 10th Street

Five-Story, 225-Unit Student Dorm Conversion Moves Forward at 350 East 10th Street, East Village

Singer Financial Corporation is finally moving forward with redeveloping the long-vacant former P.S. 64 facility at 350 East 10th Street, in the East Village, into a 225-unit student dormitory. The developer recently secured a $44 million loan for the project, dubbed University House, Commercial Observer reported. The 152,000-square-foot building, an individual landmark, will be able to accommodate 535 students for the Cooper Union and the Joffrey Ballet School. Amenities include a fitness center, outdoor terraces, storage for 113 bikes, laundry facilities, a student health center, a private study, a lounge, and a café. TriBeCa-based Curtis + Ginsberg Architects is the architect of record. Redevelopment of the property, acquired in 1999 for $3.15 million, has been in legal limbo for the past few years. Exterior alterations to the building were approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in June of 2013.


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