The Landmarks Preservation Commission is now reviewing proposals from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to renovate and restore the historic Lever House at 390 Park Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan. Scope of work for the proposed alterations includes replacement of non-original plaza paving and bases, the installation of new signage and stainless steel doors, a new entrance into the Casa Lever restaurant on the ground floor, and the replacement of aluminum panelling and glass storefronts at the ground floor. The design team will also restore exterior stone, metal, and ceiling materials around the property.
Pendry Manhattan West, a 21-story hotel tower, is getting ready to open its doors to guests this September at 440 West 33rd Street in the eight-acre Manhattan West development in Midtown West. Also known as Four Manhattan West in the five-building complex, the 281-foot-tall Pendry is designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield Properties and will yield 164 guest rooms and 30 suites featuring California-influenced designs by Gachot Studios. The structure will also house a Mediterranean-themed restaurant, a lounge, a 1,600-square-foot open-air bar, a 150-person ballroom, and 6,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces. This is the first Pendry Hotels & Resorts property in New York City.
The steel superstructure has reached the halfway mark on Two Manhattan West, a 935-foot-tall office skyscraper in Midtown West. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield, the 58-story building is rising at the corner of West 31st Street and Ninth Avenue, directly to the south of its 996-foot-tall fraternal twin, One Manhattan West. Two Manhattan West will yield a total of two million square feet and its construction is expected to cost around $2 billion.
The Bungalow has opened as the latest addition to the Brookfield Place shopping and recreational center in Battery Park City. Located at the Upper Plaza of Brookfield Place, the same location of Brookfield’s seasonal ice skating rink, the plaza draws inspiration from the beachside retreats of Montauk, Long Island and offers fast-casual dining, a specialty bar, bocce courts, and ample seating.
Leasing has officially launched at Two South Willow, a new rental property at 2 South Willow Street in downtown Montclair, New Jersey. Designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve and Minno Wasko with interiors by Kara Mann Design, the six-story building yields 200 apartments ranging from studios up to two-bedroom accommodations. Each home features open living spaces, modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets for many of the residences, and in-unit washer dryers. Select units will have a private terrace or balcony.