A little over a month ago, YIMBY reported on filings for a 13-story, 111,510 square-foot academic building at 115 East 97th Street, on the Upper East Side. The structure would allow the Marymount School to consolidate its programs into one facility, and DNAinfo now has a rendering of the school, which is being designed by CookFox Architects. The building will sport terraces and rooftop gardens, and will be equipped with the latest green technology, aiming for LEED certification. The project is expected to be sent to the Board of Standards and Appeals in the next few weeks, and ground breaking is tentatively slated for 2017.
The School Construction Authority has proposed constructing a new 33,400-square-foot, 600-seat middle school at 111-16 Astoria Boulevard, in East Elmhurst, according to DNAinfo. The lot is currently vacant and the city has not yet acquired the property. The new school would help overcrowding issues at other neighboring schools in the district. Comments on the proposal can be made through November 23rd.
Staten Island-based United Land Construction has filed applications for a three-story, 25,887 square-foot school at 1221 Forest Hill Road, in New Springville, on Staten Island. The building will include classrooms, offices, a cafeteria, gymnasium, auditorium, library and pool, according to the schedule A. It’s going to be built on an 85-foot-wide lot on the periphery of the neighborhood, which currently borders woods, and a small home must first be demolished. Stanley Krebushevski’s SMK Architect is the applicant of record.
Since topping out late last year, Columbia University’s 15-story, 196-foot tall Medical and Graduate Education Building, at 104 Haven Avenue, in Washington Heights, has been quietly underway, and now the building is nearly completely clad in glass, per Curbed. The building measures 107,300 square feet in total, and 80,768 square feet will be dedicated to academics, meeting spaces, offices and laboratories. Diller, Scofidio + Renfro is designing, and Gensler is serving as the architect of record. The project is expected to be complete next year.
Carnegie Hill-based La Scuola d’Italia has purchased 432 West 58th Street from Mount Sinai Medical Systems for $55 million, according to the Daily News. The 14-story, 102,000 square-foot building will be converted into a school with 28 classrooms, a library, media center, gym, dining facility, and additional academic amenities. An entirely new façade is planned, and an atrium will be built on the inside. The school will consolidate its two Upper East Side facilities into its new Midtown West location, allowing enrollment to increase from 300 to 700 students.