A landmarked five-story, turn-of-the-century office building at 250 Fifth Avenue, on the corner of 28th Street in NoMad, may become a hotel and grow a 23-story tower behind it. Alteration applications were filed yesterday to expand the building to 23 stories, but the developer tells us that the single-story storefronts on 28th Street, behind the hotel, will support the new tower.
The pricey Oosten condo development has topped out with seven stories at 429 Kent Avenue in South Williamsburg, and workers have begun installing glassy facades on the building’s north side, along South 8th Street.
Façade installation is currently underway at 47-28 11th Street, in Long Island City, where Kora Developers is building a seven-story, 21-unit mixed-use building, per The Court Square Blog. Dubbed The Corner, the 19,000 square-foot building will include a small 216 square-foot retail unit on the ground floor. Zproekt is designing, and completion is expected this fall.
YIMBY previously brought you preliminary plans for the Witkoff-led redevelopment of the Helmsley Park Lane, at 36 Central Park South, and followed up with a post indicating that Richard Rodgers would be the architect. We have now obtained the first official renderings of the project, showing its exteriors, and while YIMBY has been unable to obtain confirmation regarding the architect, we strongly suspect it is now Rafael Vinoly. Documents also indicate the building will stand 1,200 feet tall, making it one of the tallest in the city.
The current crop of skyscrapers under construction in Manhattan extend from the upper reaches of the Upper East Side all the way down to the tip of the Financial District, and in the very middle lies 45 East 22nd Street, just to the west of Park Avenue South.