The Empire State Building has joined the race to attract new commercial tenants who demand an amenitized building for the next generation of workers. In an announcement from Empire State Realty Trust, current owners of the iconic property, the building’s amenity offering will be expanded to include a town hall meeting space for up to 400 people, a basketball court, a lounge, food and bar service, and an additional lounge with two golf simulators.
A new affordable housing development has broken ground at 201-207 7th Avenue in Chelsea, Manhattan. The nine-story, affordable cooperative building will replace four aging properties at the corner of 22nd street, which are only partially occupied by five residents.
Construction on 310 East 86th Street stands topped out as a 21-story residential tower over the Upper East Side neighborhood of Yorkville. The ground-up project is designed by ODA Architecture with IGI-USA in charge of developing the 145,000-square-foot building. There will be 69 condominiums along with an undisclosed amount of commercial space. Hunter Roberts Construction Group is serving as the general contractor for the mixed-use Manhattan property, which is located between First and Second Avenues and sits directly across from the 86th Street station, servicing the Q train along Second Avenue.
Exterior work is wrapping up on 200 East 83rd Street, a 35-story residential tower in the Yorkville section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and developed by Naftali Group and Rockefeller Group, the 449-foot-tall structure will yield 205,877 square feet and 86 units with sales and marketing underway by Compass, as well as 3,033 square feet of ground-floor retail space and parking for 26 vehicles. SLCE Architects is the architect of record and Leeding Builders Group is the general contractor for property, which is located at the corner of Third Avenue and East 83rd Street.
Construction is complete on Park House, an eight-story residential building at 500 West 22nd Street in West Chelsea. Designed by Annabelle Selldorf of Selldorf Architects and developed by Brantwood Capital, the 33,662-square-foot structure yields ten residential units and 1,959 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Compass is handling sales and marketing for the one- to four-bedroom homes and two duplex penthouses, with pricing ranging from $2.65 million to $12 million. Foundations Group served as the general contractor for the property, which is alternately addressed as 197 Tenth Avenue and stands at the corner of Tenth Avenue and West 22nd Street, a short walk from the High Line.