Plans for the 26,000-square-foot Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island were approved earlier this week, with crews holding a groundbreaking ceremony at the site yesterday, Curbed NY reported. The main feature of the FXFOWLE Architects-designed structure, of course, will be its museum, which will include a mural called The Liberty Star, the Immersive Theater, the Engagement Gallery, and the Inspiration Gallery. There will also be a bookstore and administrative offices. The project is a joint effort by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., and the National Park Service. Openning is expected in 2019.
When plans were filed to build a medical office building on the site of a late 19th century bank in East New York, neighbors rallied to try and save the neglected Renaissance Revival bank. But they were too late. The building already had demolition plans on file, which meant that the city could not give it landmark protections. Now we’re checking in on the construction of its replacement at 101 Pennsylvania Avenue, with photos from Tectonic.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame has revealed plans to develop the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum & Hotel Building, a mixed-use structure that will include a museum, retail space, an entertainment complex, and a five-star hotel. Specific details have not been disclosed in terms of the scope of the project, but an preliminary rendering depicts a mid-rise structure. The organization will choose between two undisclosed sites, both of which are located in Manhattan and benefit from tourism and good transit, Real Estate Weekly reported. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame is currently seeking development partners for the project. Completion is anticipated in 2019.
Foundation work is now underway on the 38-story, 251-unit mixed-use project under development at 515 West 36th Street, to be located on the future corner of Hudson Boulevard in the Hudson Yards District. The site can be seen thanks to pictures taken by NY Construction Photography. The latest building permits indicate the tower will encompass 328,473 square feet and rise 418 feet to the roof, not including bulkhead elements.