Architecture

One Journal Square

One Journal Square Gets New Look, Big Height Bump

Yesterday, YIMBY featured an update on Kushner Companies’ 30 Journal Square, which has transformed from a 40-something-story building into a 72-story tower. Today, we have a fresh look at One Journal Square, which has also experienced a significant height bump. What was originally supposed to host two 50-odd story buildings will instead give rise to one tower of 56 floors, and another of 79 floors.

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164 West 74th Street, sketch by Barry Rice Architects164 West 74th Street, sketch by Barry Rice Architects

First Look at the Conversion of an Upper West Side Rehab into Condos, 164 West 74th Street

Prime Rok Real Estate and Greystone Development purchased the eight-story, Beaux-Arts building at 164 West 74th Street for $26.8 million in February from drug and alcohol rehab nonprofit Phoenix House. Now, the two companies are converting the building, between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues in the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, into condos.

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An aerial view of cleared Mount Manresa site, image via Google Maps

Staten Island Developers File Plans for Houses on Streets Named for Greed at Mount Manresa

In February, Politico New York reported that a judge would allow Staten Island Borough President James Oddo to choose street names that signified greed and deception for a new development on the site of the former Mount Manresa Jesuit Retreat, next to the approach for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Now, the builders have filed plans for their sprawling townhouse project on Cupidity Drive, Avidita Place, and Fouberie Lane.

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