Construction Update

400 West 57th Street Awaits Future Renovations and Revival in Hell’s Kitchen

400 West 57th Street is an old architectural gem that stands at the western corner of West 57th Street and Ninth Avenue in the Manhattan neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. The eight-story edifice, although worn out and in need of restoration, features a beautiful fenestration of red and white brick masonry, gently bulging bay windows, arched casements, a handsome cornice with one pediment on the northern roofline, and a number of detailed running bonds showing the intricate hand laid craftsmanship. This was formally called The Windermere but has been left to deteriorate since the end of the 20th century.

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611 West 56th Street’s Limestone Panels Begin Reaching Skyward, in Hell’s Kitchen

Curtain wall installation has begun at 611 West 56th Street, aka 823 Eleventh Avenue, a 37-story condominium building in Hell’s Kitchen. Located near the Hudson River at the northwestern corner of West 56th Street and Eleventh Avenue, the 450-foot-tall project is designed by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza and is being developed by Sumaida + Khurana and LENY, with SLCE as the architect of record. Gabellini Sheppard Associates is in charge of interior designs for the 80 units.

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Glass Façade Reaches Top Setback of 106 West 56th Street in Midtown

The glass curtain of 106 West 56th Street appears to have recently reached the top floor of the 403-foot-tall office building. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by private equity firm Savanna along with Hong Kong-based developer Atom Assets, the 27-story structure stands topped out between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, one street to the south of Billionaires’ Row.

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Excavation Begins at 509 Third Avenue in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Excavation activity has begun at 509 Third Avenue in Murray Hill for what will become a 35-story mixed-use residential development. Situated at the corner of East 34th Street, the site has been cleared following the demolition of multiple five-story buildings that once occupied the property. Ismael Leyva Architects is the architect of record and Kevin Lalezarian under the Third and Thirty Four LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications for the 386-foot-tall structure, which will yield 229 units.

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CetraRuddy-Designed 200 East 34th Street Gets Ready To Rise, in Kips Bay

YIMBY previously revealed the first batch of renderings for what will be a 31-story mixed-use building at 200 East 34th Street, aka 501 Third Avenue, in Kips Bay, Manhattan. CetraRuddy Architecture is the designer of the upcoming 388-foot-tall tower positioned at the corner of East 34th Street and Third Avenue. The edifice is expected to yield a total of 135,094 square feet. Xiaocheng Zhou under COA 200 East 34th LLC is listed as the owner behind the permit applications.

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