The City Planning Commission is currently reviewing an updated draft scope of work to expand the New York Blood Center’s Upper East Side headquarters. The commission will need to approve proposed amendments to the area’s existing zoning rules before the project can begin.
New York Blood Center recently announced plans to expand its existing headquarters at 310 East 67th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Renderings from Ennead Architects offer a first look at the “Center East” project, which includes the replacement of the Blood Center’s existing property with a 16-story mixed-use tower.
Plans for a Lenox Hill Hospital expansion have been in the works for sometime now, and renderings show a 41-story residential building on part of the hospital’s Upper East Side property. This 490-foot-tall condominium tower will sit on the corner of East 76th Street and Park Avenue and include about 200 units, while a second 30-story tower will be built on the opposite Park Avenue corner at East 77th Street. This structure will include a “mother-baby” hospital wing as well as operating rooms, patient rooms, and programmable shared community spaces. The proposal calls for a total of 1.3 million square feet, up from the hospital’s current 780,000 square feet at 100 East 77th Street.
This week New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission will consider proposals to help preserve and rehabilitate the massive, vaulted dome ceiling of The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. If approved, the structure’s existing granite dome would be encased by a bronze-hued copper enclosure.
What some consider the largest cathedral in the world is one step closer to being designated a New York City landmark. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing on the designation of the Cathedral Church of St. John Divine, after the property was calendared in July.