On Friday, April 28, the Tiffany & Co. flagship store reopened its doors to the public at 727 Fifth Avenue after a four-year renovation and structural expansion project in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by OMA partners Shohei Shigematsu and Jake Forster with interiors by Peter Marino Architects, the undertaking involved the construction of a new three-story volume above the parapet of the 83-year-old building and the gut renovation of 8,400 square feet of its interiors. Now rebranded as “The Landmark,” the commercial property’s modernization was reportedly the largest single-store investment to date by Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH), the company’s owner and majority stakeholder. CallisonRTKL was the architect of record, WSP was the structural and MEP engineer, and Structure Tone was the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 57th Street along Billionaires’ Row.
Brookfield Properties will soon install two large-scale public artworks within the Manhattan West commercial campus in Midtown. This includes a sculpture by Charles Ray and a mosaic mural by Christopher Wool, both highly acclaimed artists in their field and medium.
Renovation and expansion work is progressing on 305 East 61st Street, an 11-story former storage facility in the Lenox Hill section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by ADG Architecture and Design and developed by Madison Realty Capital and Alex Forkosh of Forkosh Development Group under the ASF 61 LLC, the project involves a 30-foot vertical addition to the 130-foot-tall structure and the conversion of its 66,200 square feet of interiors to support 35 condominium units in studio to two-bedroom layouts, as well as 8,180 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and mezzanine level. Honest & Quality Corp. is the general contractor for the property, which is located between First and Second Avenues.
Exterior work is nearing completion on NOVA, a 24-story residential building at 41-05 29th Street in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Fogarty Finger and developed by SB Development Group, the Flatiron-esque structure will yield 86 condominium units in studio to three-bedroom layouts with sales and marketing led by Modern Spaces, as well as 2,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space. SBGC, LLC is the general contractor for the $70 million project, which is bound by 41st Avenue to the east and 29th Street to the west.
AMS Acquisitions has revealed renderings for a two-tower rental development at 41 Buena Vista Avenue in Yonkers, New York. Plans are now in front of the Yonkers Planning Board and specify the creation of 873 apartments, 4,000 square feet of retail space, and 889 parking spaces.