Exterior work is progressing on 232 East 54th Street, a topped-out 420-foot-tall residential tower in Midtown East. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects, the 40-story structure is located between Second and Third Avenues near a number of notable buildings such as the Lipstick Building at 885 Third Avenue and the 915-foot-tall Citigroup Center, aka 610 Lexington Avenue. YIMBY last reported that Elk Investors was listed as the exclusive developer of the building, though ownership may have fully transferred to Mossanen Group and an LLC known as East 54th St. Properties.
400 West 57th Street is an old architectural gem that stands at the western corner of West 57th Street and Ninth Avenue in the Manhattan neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. The eight-story edifice, although worn out and in need of restoration, features a beautiful fenestration of red and white brick masonry, gently bulging bay windows, arched casements, a handsome cornice with one pediment on the northern roofline, and a number of detailed running bonds showing the intricate hand laid craftsmanship. This was formally called The Windermere but has been left to deteriorate since the end of the 20th century.
Curtain wall installation has begun at 611 West 56th Street, aka 823 Eleventh Avenue, a 37-story condominium building in Hell’s Kitchen. Located near the Hudson River at the northwestern corner of West 56th Street and Eleventh Avenue, the 450-foot-tall project is designed by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza and is being developed by Sumaida + Khurana and LENY, with SLCE as the architect of record. Gabellini Sheppard Associates is in charge of interior designs for the 80 units.
The glass curtain of 106 West 56th Street appears to have recently reached the top floor of the 403-foot-tall office building. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by private equity firm Savanna along with Hong Kong-based developer Atom Assets, the 27-story structure stands topped out between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, one street to the south of Billionaires’ Row.
Excavation activity has begun at 509 Third Avenue in Murray Hill for what will become a 35-story mixed-use residential development. Situated at the corner of East 34th Street, the site has been cleared following the demolition of multiple five-story buildings that once occupied the property. Ismael Leyva Architects is the architect of record and Kevin Lalezarian under the Third and Thirty Four LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications for the 386-foot-tall structure, which will yield 229 units.