Restoration work on the Equitable Building, aka 120 Broadway, is complete. The historic 104-year-old Beaux Arts skyscraper underwent a two-year, $50 million renovation and recently celebrated the opening of the Bankers Club. The 20,000-square foot space is located on the 40th floor of the 1.9 million-square-foot commercial office building and features an 8,000-square-foot indoor lounge, a cafe, a food hall, and a large, newly built outdoor landscaped rooftop deck for tenants. Beyer Blinder Belle is the design team, while Silverstein Properties is responsible for financing the Financial District project.
Work on Virgin Hotel‘s reflective glass curtain wall is making quick progress at 1225 Broadway in NoMad. Designed by Stantec, the 476-foot-tall superstructure topped out in February, and over the past months the envelope has climbed closer to the building’s pinnacle. The tower will feature 300,000 square feet of newly built space, of which most will be occupied by its 460 hotel rooms. The lower podium floors will contain 90,000 square feet of retail. Lam Group is the developer of the property, and Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group will be in charge of managing the hotel.
Permits have been filed for a 21-story hotel at 223 West 46th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Located between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, the lot is steps from the 49 Street subway station, serviced by the N, R, and W trains. Also nearby are the B, D, F, and M trains at the 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center station and the C and E at the 50th Street station. Andrew Roufail under the SCLB 46th Street LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 1644 New York Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located between Glenwood Road and Avenue H, the lot is three blocks east of the Flatbush Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Brandon Benilevi under the Manou Holdings LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Installation of the dark-colored curtain wall panels has begun at Rose Hill, aka 30 East 29th Street, in NoMad. The Art Deco-inspired envelope now covers the podium and first residential floors of the future 45-story skyscraper, which is located between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South. Designed by CetraRuddy Architecture and developed by Rockefeller Group, the tower will stand 639 feet tall and become one of the most prominent structures in the neighborhood. CORE is managing sales and the marketing of the units.