Northern Hell’s Kitchen is getting a movie theater. Now that exterior construction has been completed on the 32-story, 709-unit mixed-use building, dubbed VIA 57 WEST, at 625 West 57th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, work is underway to lease the building’s apartments and fill its 45,000 square feet of retail space. One of those commercial tenants now includes Landmarks Theatres, which will operate an eight-screen movie theater within the base of the building.
Back in October of 2014, YIMBY revealed new renderings of the previously planned 32-story, 682-unit mixed-use project at 1800 Park Avenue, located between East 124th and 125th streets in East Harlem. Then last year, the project’s developer, the Continuum Company, decided to sell the site. Earlier this year, the Continuum defaulted on their loan on the property, and now the creditor, the Durst Organization, is in contract to acquire the site for nearly $100 million, The Real Deal reported. It wasn’t disclosed what Durst plans to do with the property. Continuum technically poured a part of the building’s foundation before the 421-a tax abatement expired, so the project remains eligible. Amended new building permits currently describe a 24-story, 670-unit project encompassing 694,000 square feet. Featured is 73,460 square feet of commercial space and 46,250 square feet of community facility space on the cellar through third floors. ODA New York is behind the project’s design.
In December, YIMBY brought you a construction update on the 10-story, 65-unit mixed-use building, dubbed FRANK 57WEST, under construction at 600 West 58th Street, in Hell’s Kitchen at the corner of Eleventh Avenue. At the time, the structure was three stories in height, but now the building has officially topped out. It’s the first ground-up project to bring medical space to the Far West Side. The first four floors, which the Wexler Healthcare Properties Team at The Corcoran Group is leasing, will contain 87,717 square feet of medical space. The ground floor will also feature 6,407 square feet of commercial-retail space, and the top six floors will contain the rental apartments. The Durst Organization is developing the project and Studio V Architecture is designing it. Occupancy is expected in the second half of 2016.
In May of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of the first building to be constructed at Hallets Point, the seven-building, 2,404-unit mega-development planned in western Astoria. Later that summer, we reported on the building’s applications, which call for a 22-story, 224-unit residential building with a 25,350 square-foot supermarket at 26-01 1st Street. Now, the Durst Organization is planning, on Thursday, to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the building, according to DNAinfo. The Dattner Architects-designed structure will encompass 520,913 square feet in total, 368,745 square feet of which will be residential space. Completion of 26-01 1st Street is expected in 2017.
If you’ve gone up the West Side Highway in Manhattan or up Port Imperial Boulevard in New Jersey, you’ve probably noticed the Durst Organization-developed Bjarke Ingels Group-designed Via tetrahedron. Not only is it visually striking, there has been a fair amount of press coverage. Additionally, its next-door neighbor, the high-rise Helena has been there for a decade now. But they are not the only Durst developments on the block bounded by Eleventh Avenue, West 57th Street, Twelfth Avenue, and West 58th Street.