The years-long initiative to renovate and repurpose the defunct Bayview Correctional Facility in Chelsea may never be revived following an abrupt cancellation by the NoVo Foundation and Goren Group in 2019. Referred to as the Women’s Building, the structure at 550 West 20th Street would have repurposed and expanded the former all-female prison, renderings of which have been released by Spacesmith and Davis Brody Bond.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects has revealed renderings for a new student residence hall that is set to break ground this year in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. Located at 171 Claremont Avenue, the project is being developed by non-profit firm International House New York and will replace a single-story garage structure with eight floors of graduate student housing.
One of the first in a slew of proposals to revamp pedestrian areas surrounding the New York Stock Exchange has landed in front of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. This phase of work pertains to the construction of new concrete seating and planters near the Fearless Girl sculpture, Federal Hall, and along the intersection of Broad and Wall Street.
The Pestana NY East Hotel at 23 East 39th Street celebrated its grand opening earlier this week. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect, the building stands 27 stories above Midtown, Manhattan. The 40,000 square foot structure contains 96 guest rooms, a fitness center, a bar, and an outdoor patio. Select guest suites offer balconies with clear views of the Empire State Building. At the ground floor, the lobby of includes a fireplace and a small lounge for breakfast and casual dining.
A James Rosenquist mural titled Joystick is now on display in the lobby of 3 World Trade Center in the Financial District. The mural was commissioned by Silverstein Properties and spans 46 feet of the office building’s ground-floor entryway.