This week Tishman Speyer and Irvine Company revealed the next phase of renovations and capital improvements at the historic MetLife Building, with new food and beverage options set to debut in 2023. Located at 200 Park Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan, the building’s new dining options will include the iconic Capital Grille, organic and fair-trade café Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee, Black Seed Bagels, as well as a pop-up run by Talea Beer Co., a woman-owned brewery based in Brooklyn.
Exterior work is complete on 611 West 56th Street, a 35-story residential tower in Hell’s Kitchen. Designed by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza with SLCE as the architect of record and developed by Sumaida + Khurana and LENY, the 450-foot-tall structure will yield 77 units with interiors designed by Gabellini Sheppard Associates. Homes come in one- to four-bedroom layouts, as well as duplex “maisonettes,” full-floor homes, and a grand penthouse. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales and marketing for the property, which is alternately addressed as 823 Eleventh Avenue and is located at the corner of West 56th Street and Eleventh Avenue.
Demolition has begun at 550 Tenth Avenue, the site of a 47-story residential skyscraper in Hell’s Kitchen. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Gotham Organization and Goldman Sachs Asset Management JV, the 430,000-square-foot structure will yield 453 units, with 316 market-rate and 137 moderate- and middle-income homes, as well as 9,000 square feet of retail space and over 20,000 square feet of amenities. The building will also house 26,764 square feet of administrative office space for Covenant House. Wells Fargo and US Bank provided a $212 million construction loan and Lionheart Strategic Management assisted with $35 million in mezzanine financing for the project, which is located along Tenth Avenue between West 40th and 41st Streets.
Façade installation continues on 451 Tenth Avenue, a 45-story residential skyscraper in Hudson Yards. Designed by Handel Architects, developed and constructed by Related Companies, and co-developed with Spitzer Enterprises, the 587-foot-tall structure will yield an undisclosed number of rental units as well as a restaurant, a new Equinox fitness center, and a senior living facility by Atria Senior Living called Coterie Hudson Yards. March and White Design (MAWD) is serving as the interior designer for the senior homes at the building, which rises from a 17,280-square-foot L-shaped plot at the corner of Tenth Avenue and West 35th Street.
Construction has topped out on 202 East 23rd Street, a 20-story residential building in Kips Bay, Manhattan. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by SMA Equities, the 90,000-square-foot structure is being built to Passive House standards and will yield 108 units in studio to two-bedroom layouts, with 28 of the apartments designated for affordable housing. KSK Construction Group is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of East 23rd Street and Third Avenue.