500 West 25th Street is beginning to reveal more of its Alabama Limestone and glass envelope as the scaffolding comes down. Located at the corner of West 25th Street and Tenth Avenue in Chelsea immediately to the east of the High Line, the ten-story residential building is designed by GF55 Partners and being developed by GDS Development. L’Observatoire International is in charge of the façade lighting.
Permits have been filed for a 32-story mixed-use building at 308 West 43rd Street in Midtown West, Manhattan. Located between Eighth Avenue and Ninth Avenue, the through lot is around the corner from the 42 Street-Port Authority subway station, serviced by the A, C, and E trains. Taconic Partners under the 311 West 42nd Street Associates is listed as the owner behind the applications.
YIMBY recently toured the sales gallery for the upcoming partial residential conversion of the Waldorf Astoria. Dubbed The Towers of The Waldorf Astoria, the project will create 375 residences ranging from studios to penthouses. Addressed 303 Park Avenue, the 625-foot-tall Art Deco landmark was built by Schultze and Weaver in 1931 and is currently undergoing a major restoration that also includes the renovation of 375 hotel rooms.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 30-43 31st Street in Astoria, Queens. Located between 30th Avenue and 30th Drive, the interior lot is just steps from the 30th Ave subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. Hui Mei Lin under the 168 Astoria Realty LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The years-long initiative to renovate and repurpose the defunct Bayview Correctional Facility in Chelsea may never be revived following an abrupt cancellation by the NoVo Foundation and Goren Group in 2019. Referred to as the Women’s Building, the structure at 550 West 20th Street would have repurposed and expanded the former all-female prison, renderings of which have been released by Spacesmith and Davis Brody Bond.