In 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned 36-story, 372-unit residential building at 225 East 39th Street (a.k.a. 222 East 40th Street), in Murray Hill, and then foundation work began last summer. Thanks to photos by Tectonic, we can see the structure is now 16 stories above street level and rising. When the building is completed in the spring of 2017, it will encompass 373,248 square feet, with 343,187 square feet being used as residential space. The rental apartments will average 922 square feet apiece, and amenities include a fitness facility, children’s playroom, lounges, a café, a library, a courtyard garden, and a 35th-floor rooftop deck. Twenty percent of the apartments will rent at below-market rates. Fisher Brothers is developing the project and Handel Architects is designing it.
The Ziegfeld, a 1,300-seat, single-screen movie theater at 141 West 54th Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues in Midtown, is expected to be transformed into an event venue, according to the New York Post. The converted building, to be renamed Ziegfeld Ballroom, will offer a column-free, 10,000 square-foot ballroom, meetings rooms on a mezzanine level, and “advanced electronic facilities.” The well-known movie theater will close within the next few weeks, at which time its tenant, Cablevision, will cut operations. The conversion is expected to be complete in 2017. Fisher Brothers is the building’s leaseholder.
Permits were filed early last year for a 36-story, 372-unit residential building at 225 East 39th Street/222 East 40th Street, in Midtown East, and YIMBY later revealed renderings of the project that summer. Since then, a six-story garage was demolished, and now foundation work is underway, per Curbed. The rental units — 20 percent of which will be let at below market rates — will spread across 343,187 square feet of space, with units averaging 922 square feet apiece. Fisher Brothers is developing, and Handel Architects is designing, with completion expected in 2017.
The government of the United Arab Emirates is planning a 27-story mixed-use tower at 315 East 46th Street, a long-stalled construction site between First and Second Avenues in Midtown East.
Earlier this month, Fisher Brothers, Witkoff and New Valley secured financing for their 58-story, 157-unit condominium project at 111 Murray Street, in southern Tribeca, and now the team has broken ground on the building. The Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed tower is already over 40% sold, with interiors designed by MR Architecture + Décor. Completion is expected in early 2018.