Vertical construction is moving full steam ahead on the 42-story, 452-key EDITION hotel (by Marriott) under development at 701 Seventh Avenue. That’s on the corner of West 47th Street in the heart of Times Square. The progress can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The tower, dubbed 20 Times Square, will rise 517 feet above street level and will contain 269,769 square feet of commercial space, according to the latest building permits. Retail space will be located on two cellar levels and the ground through fourth floors. Actual hotel rooms will be located on the 14th through 40th floors.
A new facility for the Upper East Side’s Sephardic Jewish community is on the rise. The Moise Safra Community Center is under construction at 130 East 82nd Street.
The Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located at 856 Pacific Street in Prospect Heights, has filed applications for a four-story, 47,722-square-foot office building directly to its east, DNAinfo reported. The new building will contain 23,021 square feet of community facility space and will likely be occupied by the Diocese of Brooklyn. The ground floor will contain a lobby, a parking garage, a screening room, followed by office space on the second through fourth floors. An outdoor terrace will be located on the ground floor. Midtown South-based PBDW Architects is the architect of record. The site is vacant, with exception of a three-story, 8,133-square-foot rectory building. Demolition permits were recently filed.
In November, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the lifting and reconfiguration of the landmarked Palace Theater at 1564 Broadway. Now, thanks to EB-5 documents, we have full renderings of what the DoubleTree Hotel site surrounding it will look like once the redevelopment is finished.
A rendering has been posted on the site of the planned six-story, six-unit residential building under development at 11 West 126th Street, in Harlem. Foundation work is underway, according to Harlem+Bespoke. The structure will encompass 11,061 square feet and the project’s full-floor residential units should average 1,320 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Amenities include private residential storage and a fitness center. The sixth floor apartment will also feature a private roof terrace. Midtown East-based Urban Artisan is the developer, while Midtown South-based Platt Byard Dovell White Architects (PBDW Architects) is behind the design. YIMBY first brought you news of the project when applications were filed in September of 2014. Completion is expected in spring of 2017.