The Morris Adjmi-designed condo building at 38-42 West 18th Street and 41-43 West 17th Street is pushing through its final phase of public approvals, and YIMBY has some new renderings and details for the project from freshly posted zoning documents.
The Neo-Gothic high-rise at 212 Fifth Avenue has occupied a wedge-shaped plot just north of Madison Square Park since 1912. It once held furniture and garment manufacturers, who had their offices on the upper floors and massive showrooms on the lower ones. Now, Madison and Thor Equities are converting the 24-story building to condos, and they’re restoring the landmarked limestone facade and cornices in the process. YIMBY recently toured the property and got a close-up look at the restoration.
C.A. White Inc., based in New Haven, Conn., has filed applications for two residential buildings on a 27-foot-wide block-thru lot at 21 West 17th Street and 16 West 18th Street, in the Flatiron District. The northern one would stand 13 stories tall and have 12 residential units, each averaging 1,863 square feet apiece. The southern one would be a 10-story, nine-unit structure with average residential units of 1,882 square feet, both indicative of condos. Morris Adjmi Architects is the applicant of record. Two- and three-story structures on the 18th and 17th Street ends, respectively, must first be demolished. Both addresses are in the Ladies Mile Historic District, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to approve both the demolitions and new construction.
Earlier this year, Friedland Properties acquired financing for their 17-story, 230-unit residential building planned at 7 West 21st Street, in the Flatiron District. Now, the project has topped out, as seen in the above photos, courtesy of Tectonic. The block-thru development has street exposure on West 22nd and 21st Streets, and 8,210 square feet of retail space is planned on the ground floor. Fifty-eight of the residential units will rent at below-market rates. Morris Adjmi Architects designed the building, and completion is expected in 2016.
With the soon-to-be 777-foot-tall 45 East 22nd Street now climbing quickly into the Flatiron District’s skyline, YIMBY sat down with developer Bruce Eichner to discuss the building’s progress, the surrounding neighborhood’s rapid evolution, as well as what else might be on the horizon for Continuum. YIMBY in bold.