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520 Park Avenue, flanked by the Pierre and the Sherry-Netherland. Photo by ILNY via YIMBY Forums

Robert A.M. Stern’s 54-Story 520 Park Avenue Takes Its Place on the Skyline

A quintet of new works by architect Robert A.M. Stern are making their mark on various parts of Manhattan, all with his signature style. 70 Vestry Street is in the early stages of construction; 30 Park Place, which includes the Four Seasons Downtown hotel, opened its doors in October; 20 East End Avenue could open this year; and 220 Central Park South is on the rise adjacent to Billionaires’ Row. Today, we check in on his skyscraping residential building at 520 Park Avenue.

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362 West 125th Street

Mixed-Use Building Planned at Site of LaGree Baptist Church at 362 West 125th Street, Harlem

Brooklyn-based property owner Haim Nortman has acquired, for $10.2 million, 27,500 square feet of air rights from a neighboring property for a mixed-use project planned at 362 West 125th Street, in Harlem. With the additional air rights, the site could accommodate up to 108,588 square feet of mixed-use development. The new building will include commercial space and residential units, Commercial Observer reported, although new building applications have not been filed at this time. The 12,475-square-foot site is occupied by a four-story LaGree Baptist Church. Demolition permits were filed in November. A construction timeline has not been disclosed.


240 West 123rd Street

Six-Story, Five-Unit Residential Building Coming to 240 West 123rd Street, Harlem

Miami-based Florida Engineering & Development Corp. has filed applications for a six-story, five-unit residential building at 240 West 123rd Street, in Harlem. The project will measure 5,584 square feet and its residential units should average 1,117 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The sixth-floor apartment will also feature space in an upper penthouse. Garment District-based Arias Architecture is the architect of record. The 13-foot-wide, 1,396-square-foot site is vacant. The site was occupied by a dilapidated three-story, 11-unit single-room-occupancy building until 2008, when it was demolished.


1179 Second Avenue

32-Story, 83-Unit Mixed-Use Tower Filed at 249 East 62nd Street, Upper East Side

Florida-based Real Estate Inverlad Development and South Carolina-based Third Palm Capital have filed applications for a 32-story, 83-unit mixed-use tower at 249 East 62nd Street, located in the Lenox Hill section of the Upper East Side. The new building would encompass 145,130 square feet and stand 510 feet in height. Retail space will measure 2,561 square feet across the ground and cellar levels, followed by 83 residential units across the ground through 29th floors. The apartments should average 1,188 square feet apiece. Rafael Viñoly’s Hudson Square-based architecture firm is the architect of record, the Real Deal reported. The 8,765-square-foot site is presently vacant.


The 40 individual landmarks designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2016

A Look Back at the New York City Landmarks Designated in 2016

2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the New York City landmarks law. There were occasions to celebrate, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated six individual landmarks and four historic districts. 2016 was considerably busier for the commission. It designated 40 individual landmarks and two historic districts, including 12 new Midtown East landmarks and 26 sites from its backlog. Here are all of them, for you to take in as the year comes to a close.

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