Black shrouds and scaffolding have gone up over 1568 Broadway’s lower floors as crews begin the process of removing its Times Square-facing billboards and marquees. Meanwhile, workers are beginning to gut the interiors of the 470-foot-tall tower ahead of its imminent demolition. Built in 1990, the current DoubleTree hotel will eventually make way for a new 46-story DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. The proposed 550,000-square-foot development, which will be called TSX Broadway, will preserve of the 106-year-old Palace Theatre by raising it three stories up from the ground floor, making way for retail space. The $2.5 billion project is being developed by L&L Holding Company, Maefield Development, and Fortress Investment Group. The site was previously purchased for $450 million.
Permits have been filed for a four-story apartment building at 3554 Carlisle Place in Williamsbridge, The Bronx. Located between East 211th Street and East 213th Street, the lot is five blocks east of Gun Hill Road subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Ed Lekaj of Bond Construction is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction is getting very close to topping out at 45 Park Place, one of the newest towers to rise along the border of Tribeca and the Financial District. The upcoming 667-foot-tall residential skyscraper is being designed by SOMA Architects, with Ismael Leyva Architects serving as the executive and residential architect. Sharif el-Gamal of Soho Properties is the developer of the reinforced concrete structure, which will stand 43 stories high. Sales of the units, which feature interiors designed by Piero Lissoni, are being handled by Corcoran Sunshine.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 105-31 65th Road in Forest Hills, Queens. Located between Yellowstone Boulevard and 108th Street, the interior lot is six blocks north of the 67th Avenue subway station, serviced by the R train. Neriya Borukhov under the Herkimer Ventures, LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Today, YIMBY has new photographs of the rising facade for Vandewater, in Morningside Heights. The building is located at 543 West 122nd Street, and is now the tallest structure in the immediate vicinity. The ground-up reinforced concrete tower already topped out at 33 stories, and now stands 385 feet above its Upper Manhattan surrounds. The residential condominium project was designed by INC Architecture & Design, and SLCE Architects is serving as the executive architect. Savanna is the developer, and Halstead Property Development Marketing is in charge of handling sales for the 183 condominiums.