This week, COOKFOX Architects appeared before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission with proposals to alter previously approved designs for the new Giorgio Armani flagship boutique and residences. Located at 760 Madison Avenue on the corner of East 65th Street, the new development will rise 12 stories. The Armani boutique will occupy the lower levels of the structure with 19 residences positioned above. Alterations pertain exclusively to the exterior massing and materials of the building’s façade and were reportedly inspired by existing historic properties in the surrounding Upper East Side neighborhood.
Renovations of the Grolier Club’s Upper East Side headquarters at 47 East 60th Street are now complete following a $4.6 million overhaul of the building’s public exhibition hall. Designed by Ann Beha Architects, the improvements are described as an effort to enhance the historic interior spaces by incorporating modern technology and new materials. Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club is the country’s oldest society of bibliophiles. The private club, which was originally constructed in 1917, maintains an exquisite collection of rare and historic books, manuscripts, and sacred texts.
A new rendering has been revealed for 1230 Madison Avenue, an upcoming 20-story building on the Upper East Side. Located on Carnegie Hill by the the southwestern corner of Madison Avenue and East 89th Street, the site is on the same block as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and just six blocks away from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The architectural language and style easily identifies it as the work of Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
La Hermosa Christian Church may soon begin construction on a new 33-story, mixed-use tower in Central Harlem, at 5 West 110th Street. Details within a dense environmental assessment statement prepared for the Department of City Planning reveal the very first renderings of the building, which would require several zoning amendments and waivers before breaking ground.
Permits have been filed for a 19-story apartment building at 109 East 79th Street on the Upper East Side, Manhattan. Located between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue, the interior lot is two blocks north of the 77th Street subway station, serviced by the 4 and 6 trains. Legion Investment Group is listed as the owner behind the applications.