On Thursday, August 6, the famous Top of the Rock observation deck reopened to the public after temporarily closing in March 2020. Located atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Midtown the historic observatory offers 360-degree views of New York City, including some of the best vistas of the Empire State Building and the rising skyline of Billionaires’ Row.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will again review proposals to construct a new seasonal venue space on the Fulton Ferry Landing Pier in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The project was originally proposed at a hearing in April 2019, where LPC expressed concerns that the building would obstruct views of the surrounding historic waterfront and downtown Manhattan. The design team, led by Starling Architecture, was also asked to replace the white exterior elements with with brown and other dark colors.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission recently reviewed applications for an exterior renovation of a 19th century rowhouse and stable building in Manhattan’s historic Meatpacking District. The neighboring structures are located at 49 and 51 Gansevoort Street and will serve as a flagship location for luxury retailer Loro Piana. Together, the properties will share the address 3 Ninth Avenue.
L&L Holding Company has partnered with Standard Arts on a new public art exhibition at the base of 200 Fifth Avenue, following a $135 million renovation of the Flatiron District building. The installation is titled “Pixel Garden” and was completed by Latin American artist Gustavo Prado.
With proposals to construct a new school within The Grand Concourse Historic District of The Bronx,Partners for Architecture will soon appear before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Known as The American Dream School, the building would rise five stories and comprise approximately 33,173 square feet.