Renovation work is continuing to progress on the Flatiron Building, one of Manhattan’s most famous buildings. The Flatiron District project is developed by GFP Real Estate and involves restoration of the commercial building’s limestone and terracotta envelope, the replacement of its window-hung air conditioning units with central heating and cooling, and the installation of a new sprinkler system, a second egress staircase, upgraded elevators, rooftop solar panels, and rain reclamation tanks. Designed by Daniel Burhnam and officially addressed as 175 Fifth Avenue, the 119-year-old steel-framed office building was one of the first skyscrapers to be constructed in the 20th century and rises on a thin triangular parcel wedged between Broadway and Fifth Avenue and West 22nd and West 23rd Streets. YIMBY last reported that the restoration is expected to cost between $60 and $80 million.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is reviewing updated proposals to renovate and expand a ten-story commercial building at 122 Fifth Avenue near Union Square, Manhattan. Renderings from Studios Architecture reveal a new rooftop pavilion and extensive updates to the building’s facade at each elevation along Fifth Avenue, 17th Street, and 18th Street.
Permits have been filed for two mixed-use buildings at 16 West 18th Street and 21 West 17th Street in the Flatiron District, Manhattan. Located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, the butting lots are a short walk to the 14th Street-Union Square subway station, serviced by the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W trains. Gary Vinbaytel of Vinbaytel Developments is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Installation of the glass curtain panels has begun on COOKFOX Architect’s 24-story Flatiron District project at 39 West 23rd Street. The topped out reinforced concrete superstructure rises along West 23rd Street between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, one of Manhattan’s busiest thoroughfares. Anbau Enterprises is the developer of the two-tower complex.
L&L Holding Company has partnered with Standard Arts on a new public art exhibition at the base of 200 Fifth Avenue, following a $135 million renovation of the Flatiron District building. The installation is titled “Pixel Garden” and was completed by Latin American artist Gustavo Prado.