As the Landmarks Preservation Commission resumes its review of construction applications, a slew of newly proposed developments have come to light. One of these projects includes a major retrofit of the former Hotel Wales at 1295 Madison Avenue in Carnegie Hill, Manhattan.
The prime blocks of the Upper East Side seldom see new developments, but renderings have now been revealed for the H.T.O. Architect-designed 27 East 79th Street. The project is the first new building to rise on its block in nearly forty years. The architect teamed up with the Parisian firm, Cabinet Albero Pinto, to create a structure fit for the neighborhood.
In April, developer Matthew Adell shelled out $28 million for an odd-looking, five-story townhouse at 27 East 79th Street on the Upper East Side. Now, he plans to build a 15-story condo building on the property, which is three doors down from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s mansion at 17 East 29th Street.
In September of 2015, YIMBY revealed initial renderings for the 11-story, 21-unit mixed-use building planned at 209-211 West 14th Street, in southern Chelsea. Now, the New York Times has renderings of the final design, along with other details. The 39,494 square-foot project, dubbed the d’Orsay, will sport one-, two, three-, and four-bedroom condominiums designed by Studio Jacques Garcia. Apartment should average 1,712 square feet apiece and some will feature private outdoor terraces. Amenities will include a spa, a roof lounge, a fitness center, and bike storage. There will also be 464 and 284 square feet of retail and community facility space, respectively, on the ground floor. Adellco is the developer and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is designing. The site’s old four-story commercial building was demolished this past July, but it’s not known if construction is underway.