Vertical construction is moving full steam ahead on the 42-story, 452-key EDITION hotel (by Marriott) under development at 701 Seventh Avenue. That’s on the corner of West 47th Street in the heart of Times Square. The progress can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The tower, dubbed 20 Times Square, will rise 517 feet above street level and will contain 269,769 square feet of commercial space, according to the latest building permits. Retail space will be located on two cellar levels and the ground through fourth floors. Actual hotel rooms will be located on the 14th through 40th floors.
A new facility for the Upper East Side’s Sephardic Jewish community is on the rise. The Moise Safra Community Center is under construction at 130 East 82nd Street.
The Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located at 856 Pacific Street in Prospect Heights, has filed applications for a four-story, 47,722-square-foot office building directly to its east, DNAinfo reported. The new building will contain 23,021 square feet of community facility space and will likely be occupied by the Diocese of Brooklyn. The ground floor will contain a lobby, a parking garage, a screening room, followed by office space on the second through fourth floors. An outdoor terrace will be located on the ground floor. Midtown South-based PBDW Architects is the architect of record. The site is vacant, with exception of a three-story, 8,133-square-foot rectory building. Demolition permits were recently filed.
In November, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the lifting and reconfiguration of the landmarked Palace Theater at 1564 Broadway. Now, thanks to EB-5 documents, we have full renderings of what the DoubleTree Hotel site surrounding it will look like once the redevelopment is finished.