KPF’s 64 University Place Progresses in Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Construction is progressing on 64 University Place, an 11-story residential building in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Bsafal, the 125-foot-tall structure will span 55,000 square feet and yield 28 condominium units with sales and marketing led by Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes of the The Eklund ǀ Gomes Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, as well as a community facility and ground-floor retail space. SPACE Copenhagen is the interior designer, Deborah Nevins is the landscape designer, and CNY Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located between East 10th and East 11th Streets.

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Rendering of 14-16 Fifth Avenue; Front elevation - Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Madison Realty Capital

Foundation Work Continues at 14 Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Foundation work is continuing at 14 Fifth Avenue, the site of a 19-story residential building in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Hill West Architects and developed by Madison Realty Capital, which purchased the 5,255-square-foot plot for $27.5 million in 2015, the 241-foot-tall structure will yield 20 condominiums. CM & Associates is the general contractor for the property, which is located between East 8th and East 9th Streets, just north of Washington Square Park.

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125 West 57th Street Rises Above Street Level in Midtown, Manhattan

Construction has risen above street level on 125 West 57th Street, a 26-story commercial building along Billionaires’ Row in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Alchemy Properties ABR Partners and Cain International, the 440-foot-tall structure will yield 185,000 square feet of Class A office space and a new ground-floor home for the Calvary Baptist Church, which has operated on the site since 1883. Leading Builders Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues between Christian de Portzamparc‘s One57 and SHoP Architects111 West 57th Street.

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The Gilder Center Opens at The American Museum of Natural History on Manhattan’s Upper West Side 

YIMBY attended the grand opening of the Gilder Center, a new five-story wing of the American Museum of Natural History at 415 Columbus Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang with Davis Brody Bond as the executive architect, the $465 million project involved the construction of 190,000 square feet of new exhibition space and 40,000 square feet of renovations to existing portions of the museum. Buro Happold was the façade consultant; W&W Glass, LLC supplied and installed the engineered custom curtain wall facades, skylights and entrance systems; Arup performed structural engineering and acoustic and audiovisual consulting; and Tishman Construction Company of New York was the general contractor for the facility, which is located by the intersection of Columbus Avenue and West 79th Street.

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YIMBY Tours The Landmark, Tiffany & Co.’s Renovated Flagship Store at 727 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan

On Friday, April 28, the Tiffany & Co. flagship store reopened its doors to the public at 727 Fifth Avenue after a four-year renovation and structural expansion project in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by OMA partners Shohei Shigematsu and Jake Forster with interiors by Peter Marino Architects, the undertaking involved the construction of a new three-story volume above the parapet of the 83-year-old building and the gut renovation of 8,400 square feet of its interiors. Now rebranded as “The Landmark,” the commercial property’s modernization was reportedly the largest single-store investment to date by Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH), the company’s owner and majority stakeholder. CallisonRTKL was the architect of record, WSP was the structural and MEP engineer, and Structure Tone was the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 57th Street along Billionaires’ Row.

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