Developer Louis Ceruzzi has already begun demolition work at his property at 520 Fifth Avenue. We now know that construction will begin before New Years on the 71-story Handel Architects-designed tower, courtesy of an interview Ceruzzi gave to the Commercial Observer. In the interview, he also gave an update on his development at 147 East 86th Street. He said there is much work to be done relating to the Second Avenue Subway project, but real work should start in March.
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In June, Ceruzzi Properties was reportedly in contract to purchase 520 Fifth Avenue, on East 43rd Street, and now the developer has closed on the $325 million site, according to Commercial Observer. Shanghai Municipal Investment’s U.S. arm is partnering with Ceruzzi, and the team is planning to follow through with applications filed back in 2014, which call for a 71-story mixed-use tower.
Last December, Thor Equities filed applications for a 71-story, nearly 353,600 square-foot mixed-use tower at 520 5th Avenue, in Midtown, and now Ceruzzi Properties has agreed to acquire the site for $325 million, according to Commercial Observer. The new owner plans to proceed with previous plans, which will feature three stories of retail, followed by 208 hotel rooms up to the 24th floor, and 145 residential units in the upper reaches of the tower.
A new tower at 520 Fifth Avenue has been a long time coming, and Thor Equities has already released preliminary renderings of what the building’s retail podium will look like. But now, the first filings…