Plans to expand New York Blood Center’s headquarters at 310 East 67th Street in Manhattan have drawn ire from Lenox Hill residents and Upper East Side community groups. The development calls for demolition of the center’s existing property and the construction of a new 16-story building.
New renderings have been revealed for 495 Eleventh Avenue, a pair of residential skyscrapers in Midtown, Manhattan. Located between West 39th and 40th Streets directly next to the Jakob K. Javits Center expansion, the two towers will stand 680 feet tall and 57 stories, and 653 feet tall and 56 stories. The site currently functions as a parking lot for the New York Police Department. FXCollaborative and Gwathmey Siegal Kaufman Architects are the designers responsible for the work.
Renderings from SHoP Architects reveal One45, a proposed mixed-use development that will house the new Museum of Civil Rights, income restricted housing, and unspecified community facilities. The development site comprises a five-lot assemblage in West Harlem between 144th and 145th Streets, Lenox Avenue, and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard. Elevation diagrams for the proposed buildings reveal an 85-foot-tall base with two towers, each rising to a height of approximately 363 feet. Roof mechanicals account for an additional 30 vertical feet.
Fleet Financial Group is developing a state-of-the-art healthcare facility called Eastern Mirage Medical Center at 42-31 Union Street in Flushing, Queens. The 104,000-square-foot medical center will be located within the tallest building in Flushing, an 18-story mixed-use structure that will also house the Eastern Mirage hotel.
Scaffolding is beginning to come down, revealing the exterior of the Korean Cultural Center of NYC, a seven-story building at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill. Designed by SAMOO Architecture PC for Level Group, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, NY, purchased the property for $15.8 million in March 2008, including the use of nearly 4,500 square feet of air rights. Construction broke ground in June 2018 on the 120-foot-tall project, which is planned to yield a total of 36,500 square feet and is aiming for LEED Certification.