Architecture

453 West 162nd Street

Permits Filed: 453 West 162nd Street, Washington Heights

New building applications have been filed for a six-story development at 453 West 162nd Street, immediately to the east of the C train’s 163rd St-Amsterdam Avenue stop, in Washington Heights. The project will span 8,712 feet, to be divided between 12 units, with an average size of 726 square feet highly indicative of rentals. Shahrish Shuvo of Shahrish Consulting LLC is listed as the architect of record, and David Manesh of Melody Development Inc. is the site’s developer. The lot is currently vacant, and located immediately adjacent to the Morris Jumel Community Garden.


711 New Lots Avenue

Permits Filed for 711 New Lots Avenue, East New York, Brooklyn

Now that East New York’s ongoing residential boom is gaining momentum, developers appear to be eager to cash in on the other side of the equation. New building applications have been filed for an all-commercial project at 711 New Lots Avenue, along one of the neighborhood’s main thoroughfares, for a structure totaling 10,420 square feet. The two-story development is being designed by Felix Pustylnik of Felix Pustylnik, P.E., and is being built by Soly Bawabeh of Bawabeh Brothers. The lot is currently occupied by a two-story building, and demolition permits have not yet been filed.


Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History’s Gilder Center Expansion Ready to Move Forward, Upper West Side

Back in October of 2016, YIMBY reported on the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s approval of plans for the American Museum of Natural History’s expansion, which has been dubbed the Gilder Center. Now, permits for the project have been filed with the Department of Buildings, indicating that work is about to begin on the contemporarily-minded addition to one of New York City’s most iconic institutions.

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701 Seventh Avenue

The Edition Hotel’s LED Screen Gets Ready to Light Up at 701 Seventh Avenue, Times Square

The new Marriott Edition Hotel coming to 701 Seventh Avenue, in Times Square, is approaching its opening day, with glass now covering most of the exterior per the latest photos from Tectonic. While the tower portion of the development stands 42 floors and 512 feet to the rooftop, barely cracking into the mid-levels of the Midtown skyscraper plateau, the base of the development will imminently become iconic on a global level, thanks to an 18,000 square-foot LED screen that promises to become the largest and brightest in Times Square.

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