Construction on the Virgin Hotel at 1225 Broadway has reached yet another milestone. Since we last checked in May, the building has more than doubled in height, and is nearly two-thirds of the way to topping out 38 floors above street level. The project is being developed by the Lam Group and is part of a larger trend of new hotel towers in the NoMad area near the Empire State Building.
Yesterday, plans to install a temporary winter village on top of the recently built Pier 17 in FiDi went before the LPC, and were approved. The addition will bring an ice rink, warming hut, deck, and market space during the cold season. Howard Hughes is responsible for the $785 million development of the new shopping center and public space.
With a tall and slender profile visible from locations far and wide along the East River, One Seaport, aka 161 Maiden Lane, has finally reached its 670-foot pinnacle above the Financial District. The glass is also steadily climbing up the eastern and southern facade in between the numerous protruding balconies that offer spectacular views of Brooklyn and the morning light. The 60-story project is designed by Hill West Architects, while being developed by Fortis Property Group, LLC and constructed by Pizzarotti LLC. Interiors are designed by Groves & Co.
The Kent is a 30-story residential building at 200 East 95th Street under construction on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Progress is just inches from completion, and the structure is now settling into the surrounding neighborhood.
Permits have been filed for a 19-story residential building at 200 East 20th Street in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park. The development site is less than a block away from the neighborhood’s mysterious namesake, Gramercy Park. CetraRuddy will be responsible for the design.