Midtown West

Covenant House’s Brick Façade Nears Completion at 460 West 41st Street in Midtown West, Manhattan

Façade work is nearing completion on 460 West 41st Street, a 164-foot-tall mixed-use building in Midtown West. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Covenant House, the structure will become the first supportive housing development by Covenant House in nearly 50 years, with help from for-profit entities Gotham Organization and Denham Wolf Real Estate Services. The 80,290-square-foot property is located between Eighth and Ninth Avenues and will yield 60 residential units averaging approximately 884 square feet, as well as a 53,053-square-foot community facility. The project is expected to cost $128 million.

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Undeveloped conditions at The Windmere (400 West 57th Street) - Photo by Michael Young

City Planning Commission Reviews Renovation Plans for The Windemere at 400 West 57th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

A recently completed Environmental Assessment Study reveals detailed floor plans and scope of renovation for the historic Windemere Building in Hell’s Kitchen. Located at 400 West 57th Street on Ninth Avenue, the property was constructed in 1881 by developer Henry Sterling Goodale and is recognized as the area’s first large multi-family apartment complex.

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Scale of Potential Developments in the Empire Station Complex

Governor Cuomo Advances 20-Million-Square-Foot Empire Station Complex Redevelopment Plan, in Midtown, Manhattan

Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the board of directors of Empire State Development (ESD) had adopted the general project plan for the Empire Station Complex. The drafted plan, supported by a draft Environmental Impact Statement, would foster high-density redevelopment on eight sites surrounding the Penn Station transit hub. The plan is expected to create about 20 million square feet of mixed-use space including Class A commercial office, retail, hotel, and residential, and calls for five supertalls ranging from 1,018 to 1,300 feet in height, in addition to four other major skyscrapers. The area is bounded by Sixth and Ninth Avenues to the east and west, and by West 30th and West 34th Streets to the south and north in Midtown, Manhattan. Moynihan Station, the first step in the revitalization, opened at the end of 2020.

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Undeveloped conditions at The Windmere (400 West 57th Street) - Photo by Michael Young

Renderings Reveal Scope of Renovations at The Windemere in Hell’s Kitchen

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is now reviewing proposals to renovate and refurbish ground-floor storefronts at the historic Windemere Building in Hell’s Kitchen. Renderings from Ilya Chistiakov Architects were presented to the LPC on January 14, 2021 at a virtual public hearing, and the commission has yet to issue an official response to the proposals.

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