YIMBY checked in on 665 Fifth Avenue, the site of a forthcoming David Chipperfield Architects-designed headquarters for Rolex. The Midtown lot sits at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and East 53rd Street and is currently occupied by a 12-story structure that was built in the 1970s. This International Style building will be torn down to make way for the new 25-story edifice, which will feature a contemporary design of irregularly stacked boxes clad in glass.
BKSK Architects recently returned to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) with proposals to renovate and expand an aging low-rise building in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village Historic District. Located at 21 Greenwich Avenue, the corner property could eventually support a ground-floor restaurant and five floors of residential area.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 30-85 31st Street in Astoria, Queens. Located between 30th Drive and 31st Avenue, the interior lot is one block from the 30th Avenue subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. Bo Lin under the 3085 31st Street Property LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The wavy glass curtain wall is now fully installed on the northern and southern elevations of the 281-foot-tall Pendry Manhattan West Hotel, aka Four Manhattan West. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield Properties, the topped-out, 21-story building is part of Midtown’s Manhattan West master plan, which sits directly across Tenth Avenue from Hudson Yards. The Pendry will eventually yield a total of 164 guest rooms and a selection of condominiums on the upper floors.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 35-01 Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway, Queens. Located at the intersection of Beach 35 Street and Beach Channel Drive, the corner lot is one block from the Beach 36 Street-Edgemere subway station, serviced by the A train. The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development is listed as the owner behind the applications.