In April, YIMBY revealed the Pestana Hotel planned for 338 West 39th Street, the latest commercial venture from prolific hotelier Sam Chang. Now new building applications have been filed to erect a 25-story hotel on the lot between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.
The Hakimian Organization, partnered with Gorjian Properties, is acquiring 16,000 square feet of air rights for their planned 24-story, 246-key hotel building at 250 West 49th Street, in Midtown’s Theater District. The existing eight-story building is to be converted into the hotel’s lower portion, while a 16-story expansion will be placed on top, topping out at 279 feet in height. The 94,850 square-foot structure will also feature retail on the ground floor. Gillman Consulting Inc. is the applicant of record.
The government of the United Arab Emirates is planning a 27-story mixed-use tower at 315 East 46th Street, a long-stalled construction site between First and Second Avenues in Midtown East.
Related’s redevelopment of the formerly open-air West Side railyards is now becoming very apparent on the skyline, thanks to the rapidly rising 10 Hudson Yards. The Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed tower is closing in on its pinnacle, and the latest photo sent in by reader Mike McLaughlin shows its newly prominent position on the horizon.
The current round of the 57th Street boom is making rapid progress, and construction work at 220 Central Park South in particular is moving quickly. Despite all the momentum, slight uncertainty has surrounded the building’s final design, but YIMBY now has a fresh rendering confirming the skyscraper’s ultimate appearance.