Renovation work is complete on 604 Fifth Avenue, a six-story commercial building in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by William Van Alen, architect of the Chrysler Building, the 65-foot-tall structure opened as the Childs Building in 1924 and most recently housed an 18,000-square-foot TGI Fridays. Japanese confectioner Minamoto Kitchoan purchased the property from The Riese Organization for $45 million in April 2021 for its new flagship store. Andrew Pettit Architect was the designer and Cross Management Corp. was the general contractor for the interior and exterior renovation project, which is located between East 48th and 49th Streets.
Work is closing in on completion on the East Midtown Greenway, a 1.8-acre public promenade along the East River waterfront in Turtle Bay. Designed by Stantec, the 2,000-foot-long plaza runs from East 53rd to 61st Streets and is the second phase of the three-segment East Midtown Waterfront Esplanade, which will eventually stretch down to East 38th Street with recreation space for pedestrians and bicyclists. The $100 million project is located to the east of the FDR Drive and will also include a new park entrance at East 60th Street, a pedestrian bridge, and the revamping of Andrew Haswell Green Park and the Alice Aycock Pavilion.
Demolition is underway at 100 West 37th Street, the site of a 68-story mixed-use skyscraper in the Garment District of Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by C3D Architecture and developed by Sioni Group under the 989 Sixth Realty LLC, the 743-foot-tall structure will span 384,118 square feet and yield 300 condominium units spread across 297,301 square feet, as well as 86,817 square feet of commercial space and two cellar levels. Northeast Specialist Group is the demolition contractor for the property, which is alternately addressed as 989-993 Sixth Avenue and is located at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 37th Street.
Construction is progressing on the Mount Sinai Comprehensive Center For Surgical Innovation (CCSI), an 11-story building at 432 West 58th Street in Hell’s Kitchen. The project involves the renovation and modernization of the 52-year-old, 172,000-square-foot structure, which the hospital purchased back from the Italian school La’Scuola d’Italia for $75.1 million in 2018 three years after parting with it for $55 million. Lendlease is the general contractor for the project, which is being carried out with the help of an $11.6 million grant from the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). The property is located between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, directly across 58th Street from the hospital’s main campus.
McSam Hotel Group recently secured a $35 million loan to complete a Marriott SpringHill Hotel currently under construction in Times Square, Manhattan. Located at 223 West 46th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, the 200-key hotel is designed by Gene Kaufman Architects and will comprise around 70,000 square feet.