A two-story addition to an old four-story factory appears to be topped-out at 85 Attorney Street, on the Lower East Side, per Bowery Boogie. Once complete, the six-story, 10,000 square-foot residential building will contain 11 units averaging 909 square feet apiece. A roof terrace will be located above the sixth floor. Morris Platt is the developer, and Joseph Pell Lombardi is reportedly the architect of record, although Yoram Finkelstein is listed as the latest applicant on permits. Completion in 2016 seems likely.
YIMBY reported on the initial applications filed in January of 2014 for a 33-story mixed-use building at 12-20 West 40th Street, on Bryant Park, and the project’s latest renderings surfaced last spring after multiple redesigns. Now, The New York Times has more details, stating the 33-story structure will contain roughly 230 hotel rooms from floors two through 15, and 57 condos beginning on the 16th floor. Retail space and a restaurant will operate on the ground floor. HFZ Capital Group is developing, while British architect David Chipperfield is designing, and sales are expected to begin this October, with completion scheduled for early 2017.
The New York Public Library Main Branch, located at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, in Midtown, has selected the Netherlands-based architecture firm Mecanoo to design the building’s $300 million renovation, according to the New York Times. Beyer Blinder Belle will serve as the architect of record, and the 645,680 square-foot-building will receive new interiors. More space will also be opened to the public. Last year, the library abandoned planned renovations that would have been led by Norman Foster.
Over the summer, YIMBY brought you news of the six-story, 14-unit residential building under construction at 362 West 127th Street, in Harlem, and now the structure appears to be topped out, according to Harlem+Bespoke. The 9,020 square-foot building will contain rental units averaging 645 square feet apiece, and Staten Island-based Jock deBoer is the architect of record. The building’s façade is currently being installed, and completion in early 2016 seems likely.
130-134 Holdings LLC, Spiritos Properties and Icor Associates are planning to develop a 10-story, 120-foot-tall residential building at 475 West 18th Street, in West Chelsea, according to the Wall Street Journal. The building — dubbed West 475 — would be built of just wood, and is being designed by SHoP Architects. Per Curbed, the building could begin construction in early 2016. The site also spans 130-134 10th Avenue, and three townhouses must first be demolished.