The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is now reviewing proposals from the Whitney Museum of American Art to renovate and expand Roy Lichtenstein’s West Village Studio at 741/745 Washington Street in Manhattan. If approved, the 9,000-square-foot building would receive a single-story brick addition facing Washington Street, new windows to replace an existing garage door on the ground floor, new stair and elevator bulkheads, and a chimney expansion to bring the building up to modern code.
Tree planting has begun as landscaping work progresses on Gansevoort Peninsula Park, a 5.5-acre public recreational space along the Hudson River waterfront off the West Village. Designed by James Corner Field Operations and commissioned by the Hudson River Park Trust, the park will feature a soccer field surrounded by numerous pathways, stepped seating, a children’s playground, kayak slips, a salt marsh, a dog run, viewing platforms, and Manhattan’s first public sandy beach.
Construction has topped out on 144 Barrow Street, a seven-story residential building in Manhattan‘s West Village. Designed by BKSK Architects and developed by 144 Barrow Street LLC, the 24,800-square-foot structure will yield 16 residential units and 1,800 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Titanium Construction Services is the general contractor for the property, which is located on a relatively narrow 5,000-square-foot site bound by Christopher Street to the north and Barrow Street to the south.
Construction is progressing on Gansevoort Peninsula Park, a new 5.5-acre public recreational space on the Hudson River waterfront in the West Village. Designed by James Corner Field Operations, which was commissioned by the Hudson River Park Trust in January 2019, the upcoming green space is located next to Pier 53 directly across from the Whitney Museum of American Art, and will feature Manhattan’s first public beach.
Exterior work is nearing completion on 76 Eighth Avenue, a ten-story commercial structure in Greenwich Village. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed by Sang Lee, Noviprop, and Plus Development, the 120-foot-tall structure will yield 30,000 square feet of office space and ground-floor retail. RAAD Studios designed the lobby space and Plus Design Studios designed the office interiors for the property, which is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 14th Street, on the border of the Meatpacking District, Chelsea, and West Village neighborhoods.