Back in July, YIMBY posted that 56 Leonard was topping-out, and now the tower’s scaffolding seems to be disappearing from its uppermost floors, revealing the cantilevered levels at the very top. The remainder of the tower’s glass will first be installed across the penthouse levels, spiraling downwards to meet the glass that’s already appeared along the mid-section.
Now that the Upper West Side is nearly 80% landmarked, new development usually comes in the form of conversions, not ground-up construction. But one developer managed to snag an abandoned single-story building at 952 Columbus Avenue, on the corner of 107th Street. And YIMBY has the reveal for the development that will eventually rise on the site.
As Fourth Avenue’s construction boom stretches south of the Prospect Expressway in Brooklyn, condos are rising on the neighborhood’s less desirable blocks, closer to the traffic-clogged road and further from Green-Wood Cemetery. One such project is in the works at 186 21st Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Greenwood Heights.
This past July, the 20-story, 229-key Joie de Vivre hotel under construction at 50 Bowery, in Chinatown, was at the 17th floor and receiving its first glass panels. Now, the building is topped out, and glass is nearing the top of the structure, per Bowery Boogie. Commune Hotel & Resorts is developing, and Peter Poon Architects is designing. The building is expected to open in the spring of 2016.
Earlier this month, non-profit Metro World Child and their partner Moshe Braver filed applications for a 180-unit building at 338 Evergreen Avenue in Bushwick. Now Braver is planning another residential development a few blocks east at 405 Evergreen Avenue, on the corner of Linden Street.