Work continues to progress on the hotel and residential conversion of the 100-year-old Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue in Midtown into the Aman New York. Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy and developed by OKO Group, the project involves the construction of a low-rise annex and the restoration and repurposing of the original 26-story structure, which was designed by Warren and Wetmore and served as the first home of the Museum of Modern Art. The property is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 57th Street.
Today’s housing lottery round-up features eight buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan with available affordable units on Housing Connect with deadlines closing within the next seven days.
Construction is rising rapidly on Disney’s 1.2-million-square-foot headquarters at 137 Varick Street in Hudson Square. Alternately addressed as Four Hudson Square, the 22-story, 338-foot-tall structure is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and is being developed by Silverstein Properties. The media giant purchased the parcel from Trinity Church Real Estate for $650 million and Skanska was responsible for the demolition of four structures that wrapped up last summer. Lendlease is in charge of constructing the new headquarters, which is bound by Varick Street to the east, Spring Street to the south, Hudson Street to the west, and Vandam Street to the north.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 380 Chester Street in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Located between Riverdale Avenue and Livonia Avenue, the lot is one block west of the Rockaway Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2, 3, and 4 trains. David Dishy of L+M Development Partners is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 166-11 91st Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. Located just off Merrick Boulevard, the lot is is closest to the 169th Street subway station, serviced by the E and F trains. Simranjeet Singh of Shalbro Construction Group is listed as the owner behind the applications.