In a surprise announcement, real estate investment firm RFR is in pursuit of a new anchor tenant to fill 300,000 square feet of Class-A office space at 345 Park Avenue South. The available space amounts to almost the entirety of the property, including a new private rooftop terrace.
Demolition permits have been filed for two buildings at 10-14 West 57th Street and 20 West 57th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Located between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue, the sites are steps away from the 57th Street subway station, serviced by the F train. Anthony Calicchio of Solow Realty & Development Group is listed as the owner behind the applications. Solow Realty has been methodically purchasing parcels on West 57th Street, including 7, 10-14, 16, 20-22; all near their quintessential office property—9 West 57th Street.
Oxford Properties Group has unveiled a luminous revamp of an interior public plaza within Manhattan’s Olympic Tower. Originally constructed in 1974 by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), the plaza was reimagined by MdeAS Architects who oversaw the $30 million overhaul.
One of the latest additions to Chelsea is 192 Eighth Avenue, standing between West 19th Street and West 20th Street. The upcoming mixed-use commercial and residential building is now topped-out six stories above Eighth Avenue. It will soon bring five residential units above the ground floor. The building will come with nearly 10,400 square feet of space ,and is being developed by Dennis Druzhinsky with Versatile Engineering serving as the architect of record.
On January 28, the Department of City Planning released the Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) for the proposed Residential Tower Mechanical Voids Amendment, which seeks to limit non-residential floor heights in future apartment towers within high-density districts. The 48-page document, which outlines the proposal and its impact, reveals a troubling foundation of groundless speculation, elusive language, and self-contradictory statements. The proposed amendment ultimately promises to stifle flexible planning, and fails to present a convincing argument in its support.