Earlier this year, it was revealed that HFZ Capital is planning to convert the 19- and 13-story buildings at 88 and 90 Lexington Avenue, in NoMad, into condominiums. Now, construction appears to be well underway at both properties, per Tectonic. Both buildings, formerly rental apartments, are being combined to share a lobby and amenity space. The shorter building has also receive a totally new façade, which appears to be mostly complete. Workshop/ADP is designing, and completion is slated for 2016.
Over the course of the project’s two-year evolution, YIMBY has chronicled the construction of 505 West 19th Street, in West Chelsea, which now hosts two conjoined buildings. The eastern component will contain 25 condos and two penthouses, while the western structure will have eight full-floor-plus units, as well as a duplex penthouse, which YIMBY can now reveal.
Early last year, YIMBY reported on the demolition of the 10-story Bancroft building at 3 West 29th Street, in NoMad, and now the New York Post has revealed what HFZ Capital has planned for the development assemblage. A 64-story, 800-foot-tall mixed-use tower is planned on the 30th Street side, where a 12-story commercial building has yet to be demolished at 8-16 West 30th Street. The neighboring Marble Collegiate Church is also in on the project, and will operate offices in the skyscraper’s limestone-clad base. A small plaza is also rendered on the 29th Street side, immediately adjacent to the church. Moshe Safdie is designing, and the project reportedly requires approval from the LPC.
Williamsburg has developed a reputation for unattractive modern architecture, but some architects are pursuing more traditional, factory-inspired designs. Today YIMBY can reveal a simple brick look for 535 Lorimer Street, a five-story apartment building planned between Ainslie and Devoe Streets, near the L and G trains at Metropolitan Avenue.
In June 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the office-to-residential conversion of the 10-story building at 11 Beach Street, in Tribeca, and now construction is well underway, per Curbed. An atrium has been carved out of the building’s center, and the converted structure will contain 27 three- to five-bedroom condominiums, averaging an impressive 3,975 square feet apiece. HFZ Capital is developing, while BKSK Architects is designing; interiors are being designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen. Completion is expected in 2016.