COOKFOX Architect’s 24-story Flatiron District project at 39 West 23rd Street is now topped out. Wedged in the middle of one of Manhattan’s busiest thoroughfares between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, the reinforced concrete structure features a cantilever on the eastern elevation above its adjacent low-rise neighbor. Anbau Enterprises is the developer of the residential building, which actually consists of two superstructures separated by an internal courtyard.
A large amount of black netting and scaffolding is going up on all sides of the limestone and terracotta curtain wall of the Flatiron Building as it embarks on a nearly yearlong renovation. Designed by Daniel Burhnam, the 117-year-old steel-framed landmark is a classic example of the old New York architecture and continues to draw people from around the world to take in its iconic prow at the intersection of Broadway and Fifth Avenue.
Construction is rapidly ascending at 39 West 23rd Street, a 24-story, ground-up residential structure in the Flatiron District. Designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by Anbau Enterprises, the project consists of two towers, one along West 23rd Street and a second superstructure at the back of the property. A central landscaped courtyard will sit between each reinforced concrete building.
The final steel beam was ceremoniously lifted into place for the addition on 150 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District, in an event attended by leaders of L&L Holding Company and OC Development Management (OCDM). More than 100 construction workers, designers, and engineers were also present for the dedication and signed their names on the beam. The expansion features a two-story, 35,000 square-foot rooftop structure, part of a multi-million-dollar renovation and modernization of the landmarked 11-story building. The entire property will become the new home for Mastercard. STUDIOS Architecture is the design firm behind the project.
When YIMBY last checked in on the site for 25 West 24th Street back in 2016, a 47-bed homeless shelter was in the works, proposed by the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). Now, a new rendering by Issac & Stern Architects has revealed the planned exterior for the project in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, which indicates a substantial change in plans. The new structure shown looks to stand 18 stories tall, and is located between 5th and 6th Avenue.