The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is now reviewing the latest phase of proposals to update and enliven Rockefeller Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan. The proposals specify modifications to ground-floor retail area at 50 Rockefeller Plaza between West 50th and West 51st Streets.
Construction is nearly finished on 520 West 20th Street, aka The Warehouse, a mixed-use office building in West Chelsea. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by Elijah Equities, the project involves the construction of a multi-story steel-framed expansion above a repurposed brick industrial building. Omnibuild is in charge of the construction and the assembly of the edifice, which is located between West 19th Street and West 20th Street, steps away from the High Line.
Exterior work is approaching completion on Thomas Heatherwick‘s Lantern House at 515 West 18th Street in Chelsea. Developed by Related Companies with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, the ten- and 21-story reinforced concrete edifices stand on either side of the High Line and contain 181 residential units, with sales and marketing led by Related Sales LLC and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group.
Work is moving along on Thomas Heatherwick’s 2.4-acre Chelsea park at Pier 55, aka Little Island, as more trees and greenery are being planted at the elevated waterfront park. The project is being managed by the Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT), and MNLA is designing the landscaping, which was conceived to resemble a leaf floating on water.
YIMBY checked in on 842 Sixth Avenue in NoMad, the site of what will become the world’s tallest modular hotel. Designed by Danny Forster & Architecture, the future 26-story building will house the AC NoMad Hotel by Marriott International. Concord Hospitality is the developer of the 100,000-square-foot project, which will contain a total of 168 guest rooms, outdoor terraces, and a rooftop bar. The narrow rectangular plot is located along Sixth Avenue between West 29th Street and West 30th Street.