The Neo-Gothic high-rise at 212 Fifth Avenue has occupied a wedge-shaped plot just north of Madison Square Park since 1912. It once held furniture and garment manufacturers, who had their offices on the upper floors and massive showrooms on the lower ones. Now, Madison and Thor Equities are converting the 24-story building to condos, and they’re restoring the landmarked limestone facade and cornices in the process. YIMBY recently toured the property and got a close-up look at the restoration.
Back in April of 2014, YIMBY reported on the first new building applications for the development site at 55 West 17th Street. And now, we have the first renderings for the project, which is being designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, and developed by Toll Brothers City Living.
The current crop of skyscrapers under construction in Manhattan extend from the upper reaches of the Upper East Side all the way down to the tip of the Financial District, and in the very middle lies 45 East 22nd Street, just to the west of Park Avenue South.
The 1911 Beaux Arts office building at 300 Park Avenue South is getting a swanky new roof deck in time for next spring, according to reps from owner Rockrose Development. Murdock Solon Architects is designing…
Last fall, Chinese developer Cheerland Investments paid a whopping $129 million for the United Charities office building at 287 Park Avenue South, a nine-story Renaissance Revival structure built in 1892. An insider told the Wall Street Journal that it would be converted to condos, and earlier this week, permits were filed for a residential conversion that would add nine stories to the top.
212 Fifth Avenue will see new life as a residential building. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved changes to the structure, which was originally constructed as an office building in 1913. The redevelopment of the building is being done by Building & Land Technology, Madison Equities and Thor Equities.