Ismael Levya Architects

196 Orchard Street

Steel Rises for 11-Story, 94-Unit Mixed-Use Condo Building at 196 Orchard Street, Lower East Side

Back in December of 2015, updated renderings were revealed of the 11-story, 94-unit mixed-use building planned at 196 Orchard Street, on the Lower East Side. Steel beams are now being rising from the ground at the site, Bowery Boogie reported. The structure will encompass 178,376 square feet. There will be 38,452 square feet of commercial space across the cellar through third floors. Most of that space will be utilized by a three-story Equinox fitness center, which required a special permit from the Board of Standards and Appeals, and Community Board 3 will see the plans this month. Parts of the ground and cellar levels will also contain retail space. The apartments, which will be condominiums, begin on the fourth floor. Units will average 978 square feet apiece and will come in studios and one-bedrooms. The structure will be topped by a roof deck. Magnum Real Estate Group and Real Estate Equities Corporation are the developers, while Ismael Leyva Architects is designing. Incorporated Architecture & Design is responsible for the interiors. Completion is expected in late 2017.




10 South Street

New Developer Takes Over Four-Story Hotel Conversion Of Battery Maritime Building At 10 South Street, FiDi

Connecticut-based Stoneleigh Capital has reportedly signed a letter of intent with the New York City Economic Development Corporation to head the redevelopment of the four-story Battery Maritime Building, an individual landmark located at 10 South Street, in the Financial District. According to Politico New York, the new developer replaces the Dermot Company, who was selected in 2006 to transform the building into a hotel but never completed the project. The conversion is currently a little more than halfway complete. Once finished by the end of 2017, it will include a 60-plus-key boutique hotel, a restaurant and bar on the rooftop, and pubic space in the Grand Hall. Part of the building is still used to launch ferries to Governors Island. Rogers Partners originally designed the project, but when the project resumed after the last economic downturn it was subsequently re-designed for a new program by Ismael Leyva Architects, who also took the building through multiple agency approvals and finally into construction.


520 West 28th Street

11-Story, 39-Unit Condo Building At 520 West 28th Street Close To Topping Out, West Chelsea

Last October, Related Companies’ 11-story, 39-unit mixed-use building underway at 520 West 28th Street, in West Chelsea, was five stories above street level. Today, the structure is roughly 10 stories in height and close to topping out, as seen in photos courtesy of Tectonic. Glass façade is also being installed on the first four floors of the Zaha Hadid-design building. Retail space on the ground floor will measure 11,183 square feet in the 188,696 square-foot project. The condominium units on the floors above will average 3,533 square-foot apiece. Ismael Leyva Architects is the architect of record and completion is expected later this year.


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