Green-Wood Cemetery is planning to restore the landmarked Weir Greenhouse building at 750 5th Avenue and wants to construct a connected three-story office building for the nonprofit’s uses. Page Ayres Cowley is designing the project, and the landmarked structure was originally designed by Mercein Thomas in the 1880’s, but altered in 1895 by George Curtis Gillespie, according to Brownstoner. The LPC’s approval is required, and an adjacent two-story structure must be demolished.
The past few months have seen construction kick into high gear at several sites along and adjacent to the 57th Street corridor, and now 111 West 57th Street will join the pack. Interior demolition and excavation began last year, and now the tower’s crane has arrived on-site, signaling its impending verticality.
Triangle Equities is set to break ground this fall on a huge mixed-use project just behind the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, and YIMBY has new renderings of the hotel-retail-residential complex that will complement a proposed 630-foot-tall ferris wheel.
Crown Heights’ newest big rental building is inching toward the finish line at 505 St Marks Avenue between Franklin and Classon Avenues.
In May, YIMBY revealed partial renderings of Extell’s planned residential tower at 250 South Street, and at the time, DOB filings indicated it was to stand 56 stories, spanning 939,850 square feet. Now, according to DNAinfo, permits show a tower closer to the initially proposed building, standing 68 stories and 800 feet tall, and measuring 1,105,386 square feet. The project now includes 802 residential units, and 25,516 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.