The Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic of the United Nations is planning to renovate their eight-story, 35,000-square-foot mixed-use building at 1109 Madison Avenue, located on the corner of East 83rd Street, on the Upper East Side. The building, which currently houses the mission’s office space and 16 apartments, will see its interiors entirely reconfigured and upgraded, according to DNAinfo. The building’s façade, which will be preserved, will also see a restoration. Fradkin & McAlpin Architects and Czech Republic-based A69 Architekti will be responsible for the renovations. The property also contains 16,390 square feet of air rights, although it’s not known if an expansion is planned. Alteration permits have not yet been filed with the Buildings Departments, but completion is expected next year.
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Last month, YIMBY brought you new renderings of the 54-story, 33-unit ultra-luxury residential tower under construction at 520 Park Avenue, located on East 60th Street in Lenox Hill. The building is now between 15 and 20 stories above street level, as seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Robert Walpole and ILNY, and can be seen for the first time from Central Park. Crews are also installing limestone to the structure’s western façade. The 781-foot-tall tower will encompass 251,892 square feet, and its condominium units should average an opulent 5,394 square feet apiece. The building’s amenities are all listed in our previous update. Zeckendorf Development is the developer and Robert A.M. Stern Architects is behind the design. SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. Completion is expected in 2017.
Back in July of 2015, the Brearley School – a 700-student, all-girls prep school – announced plans for an eight- to 10-story academic building at 70-74 East End Avenue, located on the corner of East 83rd Street in the Yorkville section of the Upper East Side. New details have been revealed in a DNAinfo report. The latest plans, which have not yet been filed with the Buildings Department, call for a 12-story building with classrooms and labs, a gymnasium, an auditorium, a library, a lounge, and a playground for younger students. The site can accommodate a new building of up to 75,780 square feet. KPMB Architects will be responsible for the design. The three five-story tenement buildings, previously occupied by 15 rent-stabilized tenants, have been vacated and demolition permits were filed in April. Completion is expected before September of 2019. Brearley’s current 12-story building at 610 East 83rd Street would then receive extensive renovations.
It was in September of 2015 when YIMBY last brought you news of the 32-story, 48-unit mixed-use tower under development at 180 East 88th Street, on the Upper East Side. At the time, we showed you what the view would be like from one of the upper-floor residential units. Since March, foundation work has been underway at the site, but the New York City Buildings Department recently issued a stop-work-order for the project due to a zoning controversy that allegedly allowed the developers to build a taller tower than normal, the New York Times reported. The Buildings Department says a four-foot-wide lot was created on East 88th Street to avoid streetwall and setback requirements, which allowed for the creation of a taller building. As a result, the department revoked the previously approved building permits and is requiring that DDG Partners submit new plans. The condominium tower was expected to be the tallest building above 72nd Street, at 521 feet in height. HTO Architect was the architect of record, although DDG designs their projects in-house.
Earlier this month, Bonjour Capital entered into contract to purchase, for roughly $140 million, the 37-story, 265-unit rental apartment tower at 1735 York Avenue, located on the corner of East 90th Street, in the Yorkville section of the Upper East Side. The future owner is planning to renovate and rebrand the residential tower, currently dubbed the Hamilton, as the Serrano. Renderings of the renovation have now been revealed by The Real Deal. It appears upgrades will be made to the lobby and the amenity areas. Existing amenities in the 280,0000square-foot building include tenant services, a fitness center, an outdoor patio, a rooftop deck, a children’s playroom, and a greenhouse. Bonjour Capital recently secured $104 million in financing for the acquisition. The tower was built in 1986 by Glenwood Management.