The full website for 53W53, Hines’ 73-story, 139-unit luxury residential tower under construction at 53 West 53rd Street, in Midtown, has launched, and a slew of new renderings are now available. Curbed also reports the units in the Jean Nouvel-designed tower will not be publicly listed.
Construction is up to the 10th floor of Commune Hotel & Resort’s planned 20-story, 229-key hotel at 50 Bowery, in Chinatown. According to Bowery Boogie, the hotel will be operated by Joie de Vivre, and a retail portion is included in the base of the structure. Peter Poon is designing the project, which is expected to be complete in Spring 2016.
In May, YIMBY brought you news of a residential conversion at 555 West End Avenue, on the Upper West Side, which, at the time, was denied the green light at its LPC presentation. Curbed now has news of the project’s approval, which received minor revisions. Cary Tamarkin is developing and designing the conversion of the six-story building, which will eventually be expanded by one floor to have 12 to 15 units.
Heritage Real Estate Partners has filed applications for a seven-story, 36-unit mixed-use building at the vacant plot of land at 306 West 142nd Street, in northern Harlem. The building will measure 39,207 gross square feet, and 2,036 square feet on the ground floor will be used for a community business facility. Each residential unit will average about 1,000 square feet, which could yield rentals or condos, and Montroy Andersen DeMarco is designing.
Tishman Speyer is in the process of acquiring the development site at 550 West 37th Street — on 11th Avenue, between West 36th and 37th streets — in the Hudson Yards district, for $185 million. According to Crain’s Business, the parcel boasts 735,000 square feet of mixed-use building potential, but can be expanded to roughly 1.7 million square feet with the purchase of bonus air rights. The developer also plans a significant tower at 435 10th Avenue, a few blocks to the south.