Last month, Savanna paid $96 million for air rights and a piece of the Jewish Theological Seminary at 3080 Broadway, in Morningside Heights between West 122nd and 123rd streets. The developer has since secured $34.6 million to finance the acquisition, Commercial Observer reports. The Seminary will use the funds to renovate its campus, to build a performing arts center, and to build a new dormitory with an expansive library. Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects will be designing the Seminary’s half of the project. As for Savanna’s piece of the project, a low-rise piece of the Seminary on West 122nd Street will be demolished and replaced by a 250,000-square-foot residential tower, to be designed by Beyer Blinder Belle. No targeted completion dates have been disclosed.
A school already a shining example of adaptive reuse in the city’s first historic district is about to do it again, this time for a much younger group of students. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation…
Late last year, the city began infrastructure work and laying out the new streets for phase two of the Hunters Point South mega-development, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, directly on the East River. The second phase will see the mixed-use build-out of seven city blocks as well as new public park space. DNAinfo reports the city’s Department of Education is planning to built a new 600-student elementary school on the blocks bound by 57th and 56th avenues, Center Boulevard, and Second Street. That’s on the very southern tip of the master plan and will be located on block “F” in the image above. The school will have its own building and should cost roughly $60 million. Completion of the school is expected in 2020.
Mastermind Ltd. is currently developing a two-story, 57,450 square-foot commercial building at 766 Westchester Avenue, in the South Bronx neighborhood of Woodstock. According to Crain’s, the South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School reached a deal with the developer to lease the entire building, which amounts to 38,000 square feet of leasable space. The new location will allow to the school to accommodate 300-plus students enrolled in the sixth to eighth grades. The building should cost about $14 million and is expected to be completed in 2017. David Danois’ architecture firm is the architect of record.
New York University Langone Medical Center is now a few steel beams from topping out their new 16-story, 365,000 square-foot medical research facility at 435 East 30th Street, located on the corner of the FDR Drive in Kips Bay. Thanks to photos by Tectonic, we see that the facility, dubbed Science Building, is almost structurally complete, although façade installation has not yet begun. The building will feature 10 floors of laboratory space, which will be utilized to grow NYU Langone’s biomedical research efforts and the NYU School of Medicine’s program. There will also be a lecture room and a cafeteria on the ground-floor. Ennead Architects is the design architect and completion is expected in 2017.