Work is progressing on the addition and partial residential conversion of the 99-year old Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue. Originally designed by Warren and Wetmore, the 26-story structure has a rich history that includes serving as the original home of the Museum of Modern Art. The current transformation into Aman New York, a mixed-use hotel and residential property, is designed by Jean-Michel Gathy and is being developed by OKO Group. Renderings released last fall reveal the interiors of the building, which will house the Aman hotel from floors four through 24. The 22 condominiums are planned to span 95,000 square feet, for an average of more than 4,300 square feet apiece. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling sales of the 22 condominiums.
Construction is nearing completion on Bloom on Forty Fifth , a 92-unit residential building located at 500 West 45th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, is nearing the end of construction. Designed by Marvel Architects and developed by Xin Development International, the property is located between West 44th and West 45th Streets on a plot formerly occupied by a gas station. Kuafu Properties is the project manager and Leeding Builders Group is overseeing construction on the project. The property was formerly addressed as 615 Tenth Avenue.
Developer Blue Onyx Companies recently celebrated the commencement of construction at 24-1/2 Van Houten Street in Paterson, New Jersey. The project will debut as “24+Half” and will comprise a mix of residential area and associated amenities, office space, retail area, and outdoor public space.
Last month, RXR Realty celebrated the topping off of The Willoughby, a 34-story mixed-use tower at 196 Willoughby Street on the Long Island University Brooklyn campus. Located in Downtown Brooklyn, the new ground-up structure contains residential units, academic and office space, a state-of-the-art athletic field, and parking for 564 vehicles. Perkins Eastman is responsible for the design of the 435-foot-tall building.
Renderings submitted to the Landmarks Preservation Commission by RSLN Architecture reveal a three-story residential expansion at 631 Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. In its existing condition, the property site is occupied by a single-story commercial structure that currently sits vacant.