Full demolition permits have been filed for 8, 12, 14, and 16 West 45th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, the 9,241-square-foot site has 92 feet of street frontage.
Façade installation is continuing on 249 East 50th Street, a 15-story residential building in the Midtown East neighborhood of Turtle Bay. Designed by Issac & Stern Architects and developed by Tun Kyaw, the 151-foot-tall structure will yield 29 condominium units spread across 50,000 square feet, for an average of 1,700 square feet each. 249 East 50th Street is located near the corner of East 50th Street and Second Avenue.
Sales are now underway at FÖRENA, a 12-story residential building at 540 Sixth Avenue in Chelsea. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by Landsea Homes and DNA Development, the structure will yield 50 units spread across 80,000 square feet of residential space. Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes of The Eklund Gomes Team at Douglas Elliman are handling marketing and sales of the one- to three-bedroom units. Prices begin at $1.3 million for homes at the property, located at the corner of West 14th Street and Sixth Avenue.
Full demolition permits have been filed for 1710 Broadway in Midtown, Manhattan. Located on the northeast corner of Broadway and West 54th Street, the 8,848-square-foot site is also addressed as 1706 Broadway.
As the city begins to open up and recover, one new attraction that is sure to draw people to its unique architectural design and green space is Thomas Heatherwick‘s Little Island, which just opened to the public this morning at Pier 55 in Chelsea. The 2.4-acre park sits over the Hudson River and features landscape design by MNLA. Hudson River Park Trust is managing the park, which was inspired by a leaf floating on water and utilizes a total of 132 funnel-shaped concrete “pots”that elegantly undulate to form hills, open lawns, winding paths, and even a spot for an amphitheater. Arup served as the project engineers for Little Island, which is located just off of West 14th Street, a short distance from Renzo Piano’s Whitney Museum and Chelsea Market. The cost of the project is around $250 million.