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3 Park Avenue

Renovation Project Underway On 41-Story Mixed-Use Tower At 3 Park Avenue, Midtown South

The 41-story, 977,745-square-foot mixed-use tower known as 3 Park Avenue, located between East 33rd and 34th streets in Midtown South, is set to receive a $30 million renovation. The 556-foot-tall tower’s lobby will be redesigned, the exterior will be modernized, and its 25,000 square feet of retail will see renovations. Other aspects of the project include renovations to the hallways and common areas, and upgraded mechanical infrastructure, Commercial Observer reported. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects is designing the renovation, with AREA Architects responsible for redesigning the lobby.


145 Madison Avenue

Foundation Work Underway on 21-Story, 71-Unit Mixed-Use Project at 145 Madison Avenue, Midtown South

Foundation work is now underway on the 21-story, 71-unit mixed-use building under development at 145 Madison Avenue, located between East 31st and 32nd streets in Midtown South. This update comes thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will encompass 69,268 square feet and rise 210 feet to its roof, not including the bulkhead.

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The Empire State Building as seen from the top of The Bryant. All photos by Evan Bindelglass unless noted

Scoping Out The Views From The Bryant, 33-Story Hotel And Condominium Tower At 16 West 40th Street, Midtown

It was just weeks ago that The Bryant, a new building along the southern edge of Bryant Park, celebrated its topping out. YIMBY recently went all the way up to the penthouse terraces to check out the view. The Bryant, located at 16 West 40th Street, is a hybrid: the base contains 230 hotel rooms and, starting on the 16th floor, there will be 57 condominium units. Joining their lobbies on the ground floor will be a restaurant. HFZ Capital Group is the developer.

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444 Park Avenue South

Construction Wraps on 19-Story, 190-Key SLS Hotel Conversion at 444 Park Avenue South, Midtown South

Construction appears to be nearly done on the 19-story redevelopment project underway at 444 Park Avenue South, located on the corner of East 30th Street in Midtown South. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos snapped by Tectonic. The former 13-story office building has been expanded by six stories and redeveloped into a 190-key SLS Hotel. It contains 86,973 square feet of commercial space, which means the hotel suites should average 458 square feet apiece. Hotel amenities include a restaurant on the ground floor, a fitness center, meeting rooms, and an outdoor lounge on the 14th floor. Moin Development and SBE are the developers. Nobutaka Ashihara’s Financial District-based architecture firm is behind the design. Opening is expected next spring.