YIMBY recently brought you renderings of proposals for Building 1 of Riverside Center by Arquitectonica, and permits were subsequently filed earlier this month. Now, we have the reveal for the project, which will be designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. It sits on the northwestern corner of the greater Riverside Center development, next to West 61st Street and the West Side Highway.
The Four Seasons Restaurant is a New York City icon within a New York City icon (the Seagram Building) and to say proposed changes to it were unwelcomed by the members of the Landmarks Preservation Commission would be the understatement of the week. The building, located at 375 Park Avenue / 99 East 52nd Street, was completed in 1958 and the restaurant opened one year later. They are the product of legendary architects Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, along with the firm of Kahn & Jacobs. The restaurant is a symbol of New York’s power and greatness. Most of us will never dine there, but those who have consider its spaces basically sacred.
Eretz Group has acquired the 10-story, 170,000 square-foot office and retail building at 224 West 57th Street — across from Extell’s planned Nordstrom Tower, in Midtown — for $213.8 million. The building is landmarked, and after being acquired for $85 million in 2010, it underwent a $50 million renovation designed by Tirmizi Campbell. Per The Real Deal, the non-profit Open Society Foundations currently leases a majority of the building.
Bloomberg Business published new renderings of the 82-story, 1,050-foot, and 139-unit ultra-luxury residential tower at 53 West 53rd Street, in Midtown. Dubbed 53W53, the Jean Nouvel-designed supertall’s duplex penthouse is listed for $70 million, and Hines is developing. MoMA is taking multiple floors close to street level, and funding secured, the tower is expected to be finished in November of 2018; YIMBY captured excavation work beginning in March, and vertical construction is imminent.
While Extell has avoided posting any information on-site or online for 217 West 57th Street, YIMBY has brought you two sets of plans for the building, with the most recently obtained versions (dated June of 2014) depicting a 1,795-foot pinnacle. We have now obtained an official rendering Extell is using for the project, dated from this March, confirming it will look almost identical to both versions previously revealed by YIMBY as well as the image of the tower created in-house at Smith + Gill.