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Kravis Research Building

Construction Underway on Rockefeller University’s Kravis Research Building at 1228 York Avenue, Upper East Side

Rockefeller University’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation-David Rockefeller River Campus expansion is now being constructed above the FDR Drive between East 64th and 68th streets, at 1228 York Avenue on the Upper East Side. The expansion consists of a two-story academic building and two acres of green space, according to the New York Times. The new building, called the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Research Building, will encompass 152,641 square feet. It will feature laboratories, two amphitheaters, offices, conference rooms, a dining area, and outdoor terraces. The new structure will connect to the university’s existing buildings. Rafael Viñoly Architects is behind the design. Construction is being accomplished with the Chesapeake 1000, which is the “largest marine crane based on the East Coast.” Completion is expected in 2019.


34 East 62nd Street

Four-Story, Single-Family Townhouse Proposed at 34 East 62nd Street, Upper East Side

Renderings have surfaced of a four-story, single-family townhouse planned at 34 East 62nd Street, in the Lenox Hill section of the Upper East Side. The plans come as the project was unanimously approved by Community Board 8’s landmarks committee earlier this year, DNAinfo reported. The townhouse will feature an elevator, a limestone façade, and a fifth-floor penthouse, and is being designed by Henry Jessup’s HS Jessup Architecture. The site can accommodate up to 8,030 square feet of residential space as-of-right. The Rye, N.Y.-based Woodbine Company, which acquired the vacant lot for $11.9 million in 2015, is the developer. It will eventually require approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission, as it sits within the Upper East Side Historic District. The LPC will is currently slated be presented the project on on June 28.


360 East 89th Street

34-Story, 84-Unit Mixed-Use Condo Tower Tops Out At 360 East 89th Street, Upper East Side

YIMBY last reported on the 34-story, 84-unit mixed-use building under development at 360 East 89th Street, on the corner of First Avenue on the Upper East Side, when it was six stories above street level in January. The 377-foot-tall, 212,325-square-foot tower, dubbed Citizen360, has since topped out, as seen in photos by our friend Tectonic. It will feature 3,265 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by 84 condominium units, ranging from one- to four-bedrooms. The apartments should average a spacious 2,175 square feet apiece. Amenities include a 22-car automated parking garage, a residential lounge, a fitness center, bike storage space, private residential storage, a children’s playroom, an entertainment suite, and laundry facilities. Anbau Enterprises is the developer, while SHoP Architects is behind the design and architecture. Clodagh is responsible for the design of the interiors. Occupancy is expected in early 2017.


Proposed front of 11-15 East 75th Street

Landmarks Welcomes Revised Mega-Mansion Proposal for 11-15 East 75th Street, Upper East Side

About two months ago, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard a proposal to create a mega-mansion out of the rowhouses at 11-15 East 75th Street. The commissioners, and the public, were quite unreceptive to it. On Tuesday, the team representing Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, owner of the mega-yacht Eclipse and the Chelsea Football Club, returned to the LPC and found their revised proposal much more to the commissioners’ liking.

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