Construction is moving along on 17 West 60th Street, a renovation and expansion project for the Shefa School on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by Dattner Architects, the project involves the construction of a four-floor, 40-foot-tall pavilion atop the parapet of the 102-year-old structure that will raise its height from 12 to 16 stories, as well as the renovation of its interiors and replacement of its façade. The Jewish academic organization purchased a ground lease at the address for $49.5 million and plans to relocate from 40 East 29th Street to the new 75,000-square-foot facility. McGowan Builders is the general contractor for the property, which is located on an interior lot between Broadway and Ninth Avenue.
Construction is steadily climbing on 520 Fifth Avenue, a 76-story residential supertall in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Rabina, which took over from Ceruzzi Properties and SMI USA in 2019, the 1,000-foot-tall skyscraper will yield 507,608 square feet with 98 condominium units, as well as commercial space on the lower floors and four cellar levels. WSP is the structural engineer, DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the façade consultant, and Suffolk Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 43rd Street, one block north of Bryant Park.
Demolition is wrapping up at 183 Chrystie Street, the site of a 17-story residential building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Designed by GF55 Partners and developed by Omnia Group and Naveh Shuster, the 175-foot-tall structure will span 75,000 square feet and yield 57 units and ground-floor retail space. Alba Services is the demolition contractor for the property, which is located between Stanton and Rivington Streets, directly across from Sara D. Roosevelt Park.
Exterior work is continuing on 165 Broome Street, a 15-story affordable housing building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Grand Street Guild Housing Development Fund Company, Grand Street Guild East Housing Development Fund Company, Southeast Grand Street Guild Housing Development Fund Company, and Clinton Broome Development LLC, the 235,235-square-foot structure is also known as “Building 3-5” and will yield 235 units in studio to three-bedroom layouts, and 65,668 square feet for parking space with a capacity for 126 vehicles. The development will eventually be joined by a 215-foot-tall, 16-story “Building 3-6” at 151 Broome Street to the east, and the properties are expected to yield a combined total of 480 units. Monadnock Construction is the general contractor for the project, which is located within the Seward Park Extension master plan and bound by Broome Street to the north, Pitt Street to the east, and Clinton Street to the west.
Excavation is in full swing at 18 West 55th Street, the site of a forthcoming 24-story residential building in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed Garden Homes under the 18 West 55th Street LLC, the 289-foot-tall structure will yield 152,084 square feet with 97 rental units spread across 127,909 square feet, as well as 6,380 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a 10,343-square-foot cellar level. Garden Homes and co-developer and general contractor Skyline Developers purchased the property, which is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, for $75 million in 2019.