Early last year, YIMBY brought you a construction update on the nearly complete 50-story hotel and residential tower at 20 West 53rd Street, in Midtown. Since then, the 59-unit and 114-key Baccarat Hotel & Residences wrapped up construction, and now 80% of the condominiums have sold, with sales topping $300 million. Condo layouts range from 1,167 square feet up to the 7,381 square-foot penthouse. Starwood Capital and Tribeca Associates are the developers, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the architect.
Early last year, YIMBY reported on the demolition of the 10-story Bancroft building at 3 West 29th Street, in NoMad, and now the New York Post has revealed what HFZ Capital has planned for the development assemblage. A 64-story, 800-foot-tall mixed-use tower is planned on the 30th Street side, where a 12-story commercial building has yet to be demolished at 8-16 West 30th Street. The neighboring Marble Collegiate Church is also in on the project, and will operate offices in the skyscraper’s limestone-clad base. A small plaza is also rendered on the 29th Street side, immediately adjacent to the church. Moshe Safdie is designing, and the project reportedly requires approval from the LPC.
The city has order an emergency demolition for five severely dilapidating tenement buildings located at 485-491 and 497 9th Avenue, according to DNAinfo. Reportedly, the buildings are protected from demolition, but the property owner David Israeli removed portions of the…
The horizontal expansion of the seven-story building at 25 Avenue D, in the East Village, appears to be structurally complete, according to EV Grieve. Educational Alliance is building the expansion to their existing facility, which is used to treat adults with chemical dependancies. The new addition will be used to house patients, and according to filings, there will be a total of 37 units. The building has not yet received its façade, but a 2016 opening seems reasonable. WSP Cantor Seinuk is the engineer of record.
Since topping out late last year, Columbia University’s 15-story, 196-foot tall Medical and Graduate Education Building, at 104 Haven Avenue, in Washington Heights, has been quietly underway, and now the building is nearly completely clad in glass, per Curbed. The building measures 107,300 square feet in total, and 80,768 square feet will be dedicated to academics, meeting spaces, offices and laboratories. Diller, Scofidio + Renfro is designing, and Gensler is serving as the architect of record. The project is expected to be complete next year.