Since façade installation was underway earlier this year on Columbia University Medical Center’s 15-story, 107,299 square-foot Medical and Graduate Education Building at 104 Haven Avenue, in Washington Heights, construction has wrapped up entirely. Photos of the completed 196-foot-tall building can be seen in a Curbed NY report. The new academic building will feature a lobby and café on the ground floor, a piano room and a 275-seat auditorium on the second and third floors, and a mix of lecture halls, classrooms, offices, and laboratories on the fourth through 14th floors. Diller Scofidio + Renfro is the design architect, while Gensler Architects is serving as the architect of record. The facility will open on August 16.
A schematic drawing of the long-planned, four-story, 9,000-square-foot commercial building at 156 Rivington Street, on the Lower East Side, has surfaced in a Bowery Boogie report. The structure, which will be built to Passive House standards, will contain a mix of community, performance, and office spaces across the cellar through the fourth floors. There will also be outdoor terraces on the second floor and rooftop level. Renderings of the building’s exterior were previously revealed in 2014. Paul A. Castrucci Architect is behind the design. ABC No Rio will operate the new property, although the art organization must first demolish their existing four-story building on the site. Demolition permits were recently filed and new building applications were approved in 2011. The project has been financed through private donations and city grants. A construction timeline hasn’t been released.
The 33-story, 179-unit mixed-use building under development at 520 West 30th Street, in West Chelsea, is now a few floors from topping out, as seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user robertwalpole. The project has grown by roughly 25 stories since YIMBY’s last update in April, when the structure was four stories in height. Façade installation is also underway. The latest building permits indicate it will eventually encompass 315,586 square feet and stand 367 feet in height. The ground floor will host 13,219 square feet of commercial-retail space. The residential units above should average 1,250 square feet apiece, and since the building will have a leasing office, the apartments will presumably be rentals. Amenities include a basketball court, a children’s play room, a lounge with a “glam room,” a swimming pool, a bowling alley with a party room, storage for 92 bikes, a parking garage on the ground and second floors, and outdoor terraces on the fourth and 30th floors. Related Companies is the developer and Ismael Leyva Architects is the architect. Completion is expected in 2017.
Property owner George Smith, doing business as an anonymous Staten Island-based LLC, has filed applications for two three-story, two-family residential buildings at 5511-5517 Arthur Kill Road, in Tottenville, located on the southern tip of Staten Island. One will measure 3,887 square feet and the other will measure 5,662 square feet. Across both, the residential units should average 2,387 square feet apiece, indicative of large, family-sized configurations. There will be a total of six off-street parking spaces, three of which will be located in a garage. Mark D. Lipton’s Staten Island-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 110-foot-wide property is currently occupied by a two-story, single-family house. Demolition permits were filed in December. The site is located a block from the Tottenville station on the Staten Island Railway.
The Forest Hills-based Cord Meyer Development Corporation has filed applications for a two-story, 6,063-square-foot commercial-retail building at 90-16 Queens Boulevard, in Elmhurst. The project will contain 5,985 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor for a jewelry store, which, according to the Schedule A, will be a Jared’s. Accessory offices will also be located on the ground floor, and mechanical equipment will take up the upper level. Nocholas Zalany’s Cleveland, Ohio-based Jencen Architecture is the architect of record. The 37-foot-tall structure will rise on a 26,232-square-foot wedge-shaped property bound by Queens Boulevard and Hoffman Drive. A two-story commercial building occupied by a Sears Auto Center currently sits on the site. Demolition permits were filed in March. The site is located right above the Woodhaven Boulevard stop on the M and R trains.