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.
Construction has passed the halfway mark on 155-165 West 29th Street, a 17-story self-storage facility in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by Mancini Duffy and developed by Highland Development Ventures LLC and The Davis Companies, the 223-foot-tall structure will yield 180,000 square feet and 6,300 units. The developers acquired the property in early 2021 for $62.5 million, and construction costs are estimated at $84 million. Div West 29th Street LLC is the owner, Cauldwell Wingate is the contractor, and McNamara Salvia is the structural engineer for the property, which is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
The Manhattan Neighborhood Network has partnered with Kostow Greenwood Architects to complete a new media production facility and screening studio at 509 West 38th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Located on the condominium building’s third and fourth floors, the new build-out will comprise 23,651 square feet and will serve as the network’s West Side headquarters.
City officials recently celebrated the commencement of construction on a new public health laboratory and contagion testing center at 40 West 137th Street in Harlem. The facility will serve as headquarters for New York City Public Health Laboratory and will be operated by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
This month, the 92nd Street Y kicked-off a multi-phase redevelopment of its historic headquarters on the Upper East Side, Manhattan. Located at 1395 Lexington Ave at the corner of East 92nd Street, the $200 million restoration project will help the organization enrich the services, events, and facilities it provides to its visitors and the local Manhattan community.