Work is now complete on The Hive, a two-building complex along Eighth Avenue between West 42nd Street and West 43rd Street in Midtown. Developed by KRW Realty Advisors and managed by Hive Management LLC, the property consists of a 13-story L-shaped building at 303 West 42nd Street, aka Hive 42, and a six-story structure at 300 West 43rd Street, aka Hive 43. Gertler & Wente Architects led the design of the renovated interiors, which include office space as well as ground-floor retail.
Community Board Five’s Land Use, Housing & Zoning Committee voted in a meeting on Wednesday to advance plans for a massive undertaking in Midtown involving the conversion of Madison Square Garden into a new concourse for Penn Station, and the creation of a new home for the sports facility between two supertall skyscrapers near Herald Square. Initially proposed in 2016 by Vishaan Chakrabarti, founder of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU), new renderings give visual context to the plan, to which the city council agreed with the consideration of The Madison Square Garden Company’s acquisition of a shorter extension of its current lease.
Construction is now complete on Q-East, an eight-story mixed-use building at 178-02 Hillside Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. Designed by ADG Architecture and developed by Piermont Properties with Racanelli Construction Company as general contractor, the 120,000-square-foot building contains 131 rent-stabilized rental apartments and associated amenity spaces, a 30,000-square-foot parking garage on the second floor, retail space including a CVS Pharmacy on the ground floor, and medical office space.
Renovation work has begun at 27 Park Place, a five-story commercial building in Tribeca that has sat vacant for more than three years after suffering extensive damage from a six-alarm fire on September 1, 2017. Empire State Development, LLC is the general contractor for the project, which is located between Church Street and Murray Street.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is now reviewing proposals from Howard Hughes Corporation to construct a new pair of high-rise towers at 250 Water Street and a multi-phase expansion of the South Street Seaport Museum in Manhattan’s Financial District. The developer has selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as lead architect with supporting design services from JHPA and historic preservation experts Higgins Quasebarth & Partners.