Last month, the Moinian Group announced that they were planning a condo project at 220 11th Avenue that had been designed by the late, renowned Zaha Hadid. Now, the firm has filed new building applications for the 11-story development in Chelsea.
We’ve reported a lot on Related/Oxford’s Hudson Yards mega-development and the neighboring Manhattan West, from Brookfield. There are also plenty of independent projects in the greater Hudson Yards District. One of those is the supertall office building dubbed 3 Hudson Boulevard and, despite reports of trouble, the developer, Moinian Group, assures YIMBY that it is still a go.
Back in 2002, the Moinian Group acquired, for an undisclosed amount, the 19,750-square-foot lot at 220 Eleventh Avenue, located between West 25th and 26th streets in West Chelsea. Since then, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has constructed what appears to be a ventilation system for the 7 Subway Extension on the northern end of the lot. Now, we can bring you news that the developer is moving forward with development of the site. Planned is a mixed-use project, with condominiums and a space for a cultural institution, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The project was one of the last that Zaha Hadid personally designed before she unexpectedly passed away earlier this year. The site can accommodate up to 187,820 square feet of new mixed-use development. Construction is expected to get underway in early 2017.
Back in May of 2015, YIMBY brought you new renderings and details of the 66-story, 1.8-million square-foot office tower planned at 3 Hudson Boulevard, located between Eleventh Avenue and Hudson Boulevard and West 34th and 35th streets, in the Hudson Yards District. Moinian Group is now starting construction on the 1,050-foot-tall tower, according to Bloomberg, without any tenants officially secured. The developer is hoping to complete financing for the $2 billion tower once it lands an anchor tenant, which they hope will happen before foundation work is completed. The tower’s leasing broker is currently in negotiations with three possible tenants, one of which could lease 1 million square feet, and two for 500,000 square feet each. The FXFOWLE Architects-designed building will also boast a pair of five-story LED screens.
For decades (with a brief break), Manhattan had a diner, complete with outdoor seating and a tiny parking lot, near the edge of Midtown West/Hell’s Kitchen. Last year, we learned that the Market Diner at 572 Eleventh Avenue (at the corner of West 43rd Street) would be replaced by an apartment tower. Now, a photo from our friend Tectonic shows that demolition has begun.