A quintet of former hospital buildings in Upper Manhattan are on their way to becoming part of a residential development. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved alterations and infill for former parts of St. Luke’s Hospital, now known as Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, in Morningside Heights.
Construction is two stories above street level on a 62-story, 426-unit mixed-use tower under development at 242 West 53rd Street, in Midtown. Work is underway on the base of the building, as seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will encompass 542,276 square feet and rise 674 feet to its roof, not including the bulkhead and other mechanical equipment. There will be 16,514 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The residential units above should average 1,024 square feet apiece, although it’s unclear whether they will be condominiums or rentals. Algin Management is the developer and CetraRuddy is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in 2018.
Moinian Group knocked down a diner at 43rd Street and 11th Avenue earlier this year. Now earth movers are excavating the site to make way for a 13-story residential building, and we have photos courtesy of Tectonic.
Four years ago, Chetrit Group paid $26.5 million for four lots on West 37th and West 38th Streets between 10th and 11th Avenues, near Hudson Yards and the Javits Center. Now Joseph Chetrit’s firm has filed applications for a 46-story, 622-foot-tall tower with a hotel and apartments there, at 545 West 37th Street.
Construction is now three stories above street level on the 35-story, 67-unit mixed-use tower under development at 200 East 59th Street, located on the corner of Third Avenue in Midtown East. The structure can be seen beginning to make its ascent skyward thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The 490-foot-tall tower will eventually encompass 109,581 square feet. Retail space, measuring 14,861 square feet, will span the cellar through second floors. The residential units, which will be condominiums, will be located on the third through 35th floors and average 1,490 square feet apiece. Macklowe Properties is the developer and CetraRuddy is behind the design. Completion is expected in late 2017.