Across the street from the latest towers rising as part of the Atlantic Yards redevelopment (now known as Pacific Park), another small building is just about to reach the finish line. The facade is mostly up and the structure has topped-out at 470 Dean Street, which stands eight floors in all, and the latest photos of progress come from Tectonic via the YIMBY Forums.
Avinash K. Malhotra Architects
Foundation work is underway on the eight-story, 63-unit mixed-use building under development at 470 Dean Street, located on the corner of Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights. Progress can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 101,831 square feet and rise 80 feet to it roof, not including bulkhead elements.
Construction has topped out and façade installation is nearing completion on the 35-story, 220-unit mixed-use building under development at 323 Tenth Avenue, located between West 28th and 29th streets in West Chelsea. The picture of the structure is courtesy of NY Construction Photo. The latest building permits indicate the tower rises 385 feet to its roof, not including the bulkhead.
Office-to-residential conversions are usually expected of ornate, pre-war high-rises, or tall-ceiling industrial lofts. Such conversions are much more rare at mid-century office buildings, particularly ones that had no redeeming architectural value in the first place. Long Island City’s Luna LIC became one of the city’s only such projects when it opened its doors earlier this year. The nine-story office building was built in 1955 at 42-15 Crescent Street, at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge. Over the past few years, Meadow Partners redeveloped the property into an 11-story, 124-unit rental, and sold it to World Wide Group for a hefty profit. The architects at Avinash K. Malhotra Architects, also known as AKM Architects, opted for minimal intervention, rather than a total structural overhaul, which was sufficient to transform the poorly-aged eyesore into the latest addition to the growing residential community around Court Square.
In early 2015, the two-story expansion of the 11-story, 124-unit residential conversion project at 42-15 Crescent Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City, topped out, and later that year exterior construction largely wrapped up. World Wide Group is now acquiring the project from Meadow Partners for roughly $70 million, according to The Real Deal. World Wide will finish construction on the 111,000-square-foot building, which will have 7,596 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The apartments will be rentals and should average 761 square feet apiece. Amenities will include a lounge, bike storage, a gym, and rooftop recreational space. Avinash K. Malhotra Architects is designing. Completion is expected later this year.