Gaia Real Estate is planning to convert the seven-story former St. Vincent’s hospital building at 416 West 52nd Street, in Hell’s Kitchen, into 155 condominiums. The roughly 156,000 square-foot building will boast relatively affordable units averaging about 1,000 square feet and starting at $1 million. The vacant building was acquired from the Chetrit Group back in August for $156.5 million. Earlier this year, the Chetrit Group converted the building into 156 rental apartments. [The Real Deal]
The Hudson River Park Trust plans to redevelop the vacant Pier 26 in Tribeca, between North Moore and Laight Streets, into a science center and park space, according to The New York Times. Last week, it was announced that Rafael Viñoly will be designing the education and research facility, and OLIN will be the landscape designer. The $30 million project is being equally funded by Citigroup, the City, and, pending request, the LMDC. Completion is expected by early 2019.
In July of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a seven-story, 34-unit residential building at 542 West 153rd Street, in Hamilton Heights, and now the project is under construction and four stories above street level, per Harlem+Bespoke. Synapse Development Group is developing the building, with the intention to achieve Passive House standards. Units will average 865 square feet, and East Village-based Chris Benedict is designing. Completion is currently expected in the spring of 2016.
Back in July, YIMBY provided you a construction update on 15 Hudson Yards, Related Companies’ 70-story, 960,000 square-foot mixed-use tower planned at Hudson Yards, in Midtown West. Foundation work is now well underway, and rebar as well as the first steel columns can been seen protruding from concrete. The building will include 365 residential units, which will be a mix of rentals and condominiums. The Culture Shed will extend horizontally east from the tower’s base. Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Rockwell Group are designing, and completion is slated for 2018.
Earlier this year, YIMBY revealed new renderings of World Wide Group’s and Rose Associates’ 65-story residential tower underway at 252 East 57th Street, in Midtown East, and now the tower has topped-out. The building will include 268 units, split between 93 condominiums and 175 apartments, and amenities include a porte cochére, a 34th-floor terrace and a 75-foot-long pool and spa. Retail will be included on the ground and second floors. SOM is the design architect, while SLCE Architects is serving as architect of record. Occupancy is expected in late 2016.