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Renovation, Expansion Planned for Eight-Story, 423,000-Square-Foot Office Building at 441 Ninth Avenue, Hudson Yards District

The eight-story, 423,000-square-foot office building at 441 Ninth Avenue — located between West 34th and 35th streets in the Hudson Yards District — is slated to be renovated and vertically expanded by 150,000 square feet. Portions of the ground floor could also be converted into retail space, The Real Deal reported. The plans haven’t been filed with the Buildings Department yet. The Cove Property Group and hedge fund Baupost Group are the developers. The duo recently acquired the property for $330 million. The structure was originally built as a warehouse in 1953 and later converted into an office property in the 1980s. The existing tenant is expected to vacate the property within one year.


Vacant 571 Classon Avenue in 2006. Photo by Gregg Snodgrass via PropertyShark.

Eight-Story, Five-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed at 571 Classon Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Queens Village-based Atari Realty has filed applications for an eight-story, five-unit mixed-use building at 571 Classon Avenue, located in the southwestern corner of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The project will measure 10,623 square feet. It will contain 1,149 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by full-floor-plus residential units on the second through eighth floors. The apartments should average 1,248 square feet, indicative of condominiums. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 2,264-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Franklin Avenue-Fulton Street stop on the A and C trains and Franklin Avenue Shuttle is around the corner.



Art Moderne-Inspired Design Revealed for Vertical Extension of 24-16 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City

Last week, YIMBY reported on the start of construction work for the high-rise expansion of the pre-war building at 24-16 Queens Plaza South in Long Island City. The project, spearheaded by Greystone Development, would boost the existing five-story structure to 22 floors. Today, we bring you the first renderings, made available via the brand new on-site project board. The design by architecture firm Woods Bagot appears to draw inspiration from Art Moderne, an early modern style that complements its pre-war foundation.

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50 West 30th Street

Construction Reaches Street Level for 24-Story, 55-Unit Mixed-Use Tower at 50 West 30th Street, NoMad

Construction is now up to street level on the western end of 50 West 30th Street (a.k.a. 846 Sixth Avenue), in NoMad, where a 24-story, 55-unit mixed-use tower is under development. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project, dubbed the NOMA, will eventually encompass 105,973 square feet and rise 315 feet to its pinnacle. It will include 10,363 square feet of retail space across the cellar through second floors, followed by residential units on the third through 24th floors. The apartments, condominiums, will range from one- to three-bedrooms, averaging 1,320 square feet apiece. Alchemy Properties is the developer and FXFOWLE Architects is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in January of 2018.


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