Excavation Imminent For Nine-Story, Five-Unit Mixed-Use Building At 8 West 70th Street, Upper West Side

8 West 70th Street8 West 70th Street, photo by Agaton Strom for the WSJ

Back in April of 2014, YIMBY reported on plans for a nine-story, five-unit mixed-use building at 8 West 70th Street, on the Upper West Side. In December of that same year, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved the demolition of the site’s former four-story structure, as the site is located within the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. Congregation Shearith Israel is now set to begin excavation imminently on the 55,027-square-foot project, the Wall Street Journal reports. The below-grade levels through the fourth floor will contain 20,013 square feet space for the religious institution, featuring classrooms, offices, a banquet hall, a library, and connections to the existing synagogue. The remainder of the building will contain full-floor condominium units. PBDW Architects is behind the design. The Board of Standards and Appeals granted a height variance for the project in 2008.

8 West 70th Street

8 West 70th Street, rendering by Platt Byard Dovell White Architects

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2 Comments on "Excavation Imminent For Nine-Story, Five-Unit Mixed-Use Building At 8 West 70th Street, Upper West Side"

  1. Kyle McKenna | April 7, 2016 at 10:16 pm |

    Are those monster masonry spandrels floating over glass? I’m hoping now.

  2. Kyle McKenna | April 7, 2016 at 10:17 pm |

    Hoping NOT I mean..

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