New York

Future 57th Street skyline

What Could Have Been: Norman Foster & Rogers Stirk Harbour’s Submissions for Nordstrom Tower, 217 West 57th Street

With formwork about to rise above ground level at Nordstrom Tower, the Smith + Gill-designed supertall’s plans seem to be finalized, pending possible adjustments at the very top. But other renderings for Extell’s site were created by several firms during the RFP process, and we now have images of proposals by Foster + Partners and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. While they will remain unbuilt, both versions of the building offer fantastical takes on the future of Midtown in their own right.

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529 Park Place, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 529 Park Place, Crown Heights

Empty lots are slowly disappearing in western Crown Heights, as developers snap them up for condo-worthy prices. One of these developers has filed plans to erect a five-story, eight-unit apartment building on the vacant plot at 529 Park Place, between Grand and Classon Avenues.

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316 East 81st Street

Six-Story, Six-Unit Residential Building Filed At 316 East 81st Street, Upper East Side

The head of the Midtown-based law firm King & Spalding has filed applications for a six-story, six-unit residential building at 316 East 81st Street, on the Upper East Side, in Yorkville. The building will measure 11,660 square feet in total, and units will likely be condominiums, averaging 1,943 square feet apiece. Issac & Stern is designing, and an old three-story townhouse must first be demolished; the building was purchased in 2012 for $3.2 million.


Rivertowns Square

Developer To Build 202-Unit Rental Building At Rivertowns Square, Mixed-Use Project In Dobbs Ferry

Dallas-based Lincoln Property Company has paid $9.6 million for a lease to build the residential portion of Rivertowns Square, a mixed-use development located off the Saw Mill River Parkway, in Westchester’s Dobbs Ferry. According to Westfair, a 202-unit, 277,000 square-foot rental building is planned on Danforth Avenue. Dobbs Ferry Capital Partners and Saber Real Estate Advisors are developing the overall project, which will include an 138-key hotel on Livingstone Avenue, and 112,000 square feet of commercial space, which is now 80% leased. An office campus has already been demolished to make way for the new construction, and opening of the first commercial building is expected next summer.


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