Construction on the Virgin Hotel at 1225 Broadway has reached yet another milestone. Since we last checked in May, the building has more than doubled in height, and is nearly two-thirds of the way to topping out 38 floors above street level. The project is being developed by the Lam Group and is part of a larger trend of new hotel towers in the NoMad area near the Empire State Building.
Stillman Development International has unveiled their ambitious renovation plans for one of New York City’s oldest theaters. Located at 215 West 42nd Street, Times Square Theater was originally constructed in 1920 by Italian architect Eugene de Rosa who designed several performance centers in both Manhattan and Staten Island.
Yesterday, plans to install a temporary winter village on top of the recently built Pier 17 in FiDi went before the LPC, and were approved. The addition will bring an ice rink, warming hut, deck, and market space during the cold season. Howard Hughes is responsible for the $785 million development of the new shopping center and public space.
The Kent is a 30-story residential building at 200 East 95th Street under construction on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Progress is just inches from completion, and the structure is now settling into the surrounding neighborhood.
The first two buildings of Coney Island’s “Ocean Dreams” development appear to have topped-out as glass façades begin to rise on the beachfront structures. The highly anticipated project is expected to strengthen the city’s redevelopment initiatives across the neighborhood.