The NoMad Hotel at Broadway and West 28th Street is one step closer to getting a bit bigger. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved an addition for the trendy hotel. That addition at 1164 Broadway will match the 147-foot height of the existing building at 1170 Broadway and is about the height of a planned hotel at 1162 Broadway.
Empire Hotel Group has sold the development site at 993 Sixth Avenue, between West 36th and 37th Street, in Midtown, to an anonymous LLC for $54.3 million. Permits have been approved since 2014 for an 18-story, 122-key hotel, which would measure 44,330 square feet. Edgar Rawlings’ Lower Manhattan-based Rawlings Architects is the architect of record. The site’s two-story predecessor was demolished late in 2014 and the property currently sits vacant. [The Real Deal]
GreenOak Real Estate and Capstone Equities are transforming the nine-story, 40,000 square-foot former Playboy Club building at 5 East 59th Street, right around the corner from Central Park, into an eight-story structure fitted for a single commercial tenant, according to Commercial Observer. The building will feature retail and showroom space on the lower levels, and office space on the upper floors. The property was purchased for $85 million over the summer, and Newmark Grub Knight Frank are marketing the building’s lease.
Nine stories of condos may replace a little brick walkup on the corner of Second Avenue and East 45th Street. Architect Karl Fischer filed applications earlier today for a 100-foot-tall building at 843 Second Avenue.
SL Green’s planned tower next to Grand Central is making significant headway, and demolition for the site’s former buildings is already ongoing. And while we had previously revealed several prospective views of the 1,500-foot supertall, which was approved by the City Council this past May, a tipster has sent along a few more renderings, giving a more comprehensive overview of the tower within the context of its Midtown surrounds.