Façade work is underway at 12 East 48th Street on what will become a 161-room Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel. Located in Midtown East between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue, the reinforced concrete superstructure has already topped out and the curtain wall on the northern elevation is beginning to rise above the ground floor. Designed by Handel Architects, the bright metallic frames that surround the building’s windows will form a subtly oscillating geometric pattern. Hidrock Realty is the developer of the project.
Work is set to begin at 555 West 38th Street, the site of a 52-story residential skyscraper designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Located to the north of the first phase of Hudson Yards along Eleventh Avenue, the property sits directly across from the new expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Center and a couple streets south of the Lincoln Tunnel entrance. Machinery is on site in preparation for the excavation of the asphalt-covered lot to make way for the 570-foot-tall tower. Rockrose is the developer of the project, which will contain 598 rental units.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 79 Winthrop Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn. Located between Bedford Avenue and Flatbush Avenue, the lot is two blocks west of the Winthrop Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains, and one block east of the Parkside Avenue station, serviced by the Q train. Matt Gold of 102 Lefferts Garden Mazal MNBD is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The first residential project in New York City by Thomas Heatherwick is making swift progress at 515 West 18th Street in Chelsea. The curtain wall of bulging, two-story windows on the shorter, ten-story building is nearly complete, while the façade of the taller, 22-story reinforced concrete structure is now starting on the second floor. The topped-out buildings straddle the High Line and will become an eye-catching addition to the neighborhood for residents and tourists alike. The project is located between Tenth Avenue and Eleventh Avenue, and is being developed by Related Companies.
Permits have been filed for a five-story residential building at 2422 Lyvere Street in Westchester Square, The Bronx. Located between East Tremont Avenue and Zerega Avenue, the lot is nine blocks west of the Zerega Avenue subway station, serviced by the 6 train. Maheen Farrukh of Galaxy City Apartments is listed as the owner behind the applications.