A vacant lot in the Flatiron District is on its way to getting a new building. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved an application for a single-family residence at 34 West 21st Street.
Since topping out at 777 feet above street level in May, much of 45 East 22nd Street‘s façade has been installed, with the exception of where there’s a construction elevator and support structures for the crane. The latest photos are courtesy of construction photographer Tectonic via the YIMBY Forums. The most recent building permits indicate the Flatiron District tower has 59 real floors and measures 372,684 square feet. Its 83 residential units will be condominiums, configured in simplex, duplex, full-floor, and penthouse layouts. The Continuum Company is the developer. Kohn Pedersen Fox is the design architect, while Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the architect of record. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio is handling the interiors and Oehme van Sweden is the landscape architect. Completion is expected in 2017.
A NoMad hotel will be getting a facelift. The Landmarks Preservation Commission recently approved work to be done at the Broadway Plaza Hotel, located at 1155 Broadway, in the Madison Square North Historic District.
As this month got underway, we brought you the unfortunate news regarding the landmark Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava at 15 West 25th Street, designed by Richard Upjohn, the architect of the Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan. The 1855 building, which was the city’s only house of prayer servicing the Serbian Orthodox community, was reduced to a charred stone shell on the evening of May 1, just hours after the Orthodox Easter celebration. While the church is collecting donations for reconstruction, the authorities are investigating the fenced-off site for the cause of the conflagration, while engineers keep an eye on the ruined building’s stability. The building is a New York City landmark and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Although the city’s laws protect the building from further demolition, the stone shell may be torn down if ultimately deemed dangerously unstable. Fortunately, the walls appear to be structurally sound for the time being, though serious reinforcement work would be permitted only after the investigations are complete.
The last time we checked on 45 East 22nd Street, in the Flatiron District, the 65-story condo tower had risen only a dozen floors. Now, the structure has reached its rooftop, easily surpassing the 600-foot-tall One Madison nearby. Tectonic recently swung by the site and gave us an update on the construction progress.