YIMBY recently toured the sales gallery for the upcoming partial residential conversion of the Waldorf Astoria. Dubbed The Towers of The Waldorf Astoria, the project will create 375 residences ranging from studios to penthouses. Addressed 303 Park Avenue, the 625-foot-tall Art Deco landmark was built by Schultze and Weaver in 1931 and is currently undergoing a major restoration that also includes the renovation of 375 hotel rooms.
Exterior work has wrapped up on 111 Leroy Street, a ten-story residential development in the West Village. Designed by Workshop/APD and developed by Property Markets Group, the project is composed of nine full-floor condominiums, called The Residences, and five adjacent single-family townhouses, called The Houses. Douglas Elliman is in charge of marketing and sales of the 14 units.
Exterior work is moving along on the final floors of 40 Bleecker Street, a 12-story residential building at the corner of Mulberry Street and Bleecker Street in NoHo. Designed by Rawlings Architects and developed by Broad Street Development, the project will contain a total of 61 one- to five-bedroom units with interiors designed by Ryan Korban.
Exterior work is moving along at The Dime, a 23-story mixed-use building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located at 209 Havemeyer Street, the 350,000-square-foot project includes the refurbishment and incorporation of the 112-year-old landmarked Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh. The topped-out structure is designed by Fogarty Finger Architecture and developed by Charney Companies (formerly Charney Construction & Development) and Tavros Holdings. Douglas Elliman is handling leasing for The Dime’s 177 rental units, JLL is the commercial broker, and Ripco is in charge of the retail component. Grain Collective is the landscape architect, and 1 Oak Contracting is the general contractor.
The glass façade of Seaport Residences, formally addressed as One Seaport, aka 161 Maiden Lane, is continuing to rise up the slender reinforced concrete superstructure in the Financial District. Most of the blue glass envelope on the eastern elevation is complete, though not much progress has occurred on the other sides of the skyscraper. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Fortis Property Group LLC, the 200,000-square-foot, 60-story residential building will contain 80 units, sales of which will be handled by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing. Ray Builders is the current contractor for the South Street Seaport-adjacent project, while Groves & Co is serving as the interior designer.