Last week, YIMBY brought you news that an entire Broadway theater – the Palace – will be raised up 29 feet. Well, it’s not the only theater that’s getting some work done. Two days before Thanksgiving, the Landmarks Preservation Commission also approved a renovation of the Helen Hayes Theater, located at 240 West 44th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, and an expansion of its annex. While the changes aren’t as dramatic as moving an entire theater, they will be somewhat more apparent to those walking by.
A Broadway landmark is about to reach new heights, literally. The Palace Theater, located at 1564 Broadway, a city-designated interior landmark, will be lifted 29 feet from its current position, accommodating 10,000 square feet of new lobby and back of house space, plus additional retail below the theater.
Back in October of 2012, YIMBY broke news of plans for a significant hotel and retail tower at 701 Seventh Avenue, in Times Square, and now that excavation is nearly complete, foundation work is imminent on the 39-story, 452-key Marriott Edition, according to the New York Post. Dubbed 20 Times Square, the building will measure just under 270,000 square feet and will include 76,000 square feet of retail space. The retail base will also feature an 18,000 square-foot LED sign. Steven Witkoff, Ian Schrager, Winthrop Realty Trust, and Maefield Development are the developers, while PBDW Architects is designing. Completion is expected in 2017.
The new Riu Plaza Times Square is making significant headway, and the hotel — located at 301 West 46th Street, on the corner of 8th Avenue — is approaching its halfway point, in terms of total height….
Down the block from the new 25-story hotel rising at 120 West 41st Street, fresh permits are in place for a new hotel at 220 West 41st Street, which will stand 30 floors. Crain’s reports…