For more than 40 years, the Empire State Building‘s observatory reigned as the loftiest manmade place on Earth. Though no longer the pinnacle of New York, the Art Deco masterpiece’s Olympian mass still cuts an uncontested figure in the popular imagination as a symbol of the city and is an enduring emblem of human might and ingenuity. Today, as the supertall enters its tenth decade, it welcomes visitors with a fresh new face, the product of a four-year, $165 million renovation to improve the experience for the 10,000-odd guests that stream through its doors each day.
COOKFOX will again present proposals to the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission to facilitate a transformative renovation of Terminal Warehouse in West Chelsea, Manhattan. The former warehouse building occupies an entire city block spanning Eleventh to Twelfth Avenues and 27th to 28th Streets. When renovations are complete, the property will debut as Central Stores, a mixed-use complex.
The historic Terminal Warehouse in West Chelsea will soon undergo a transformative renovation to accommodate a mix of first-class office space, new dining area, and ground-floor retail. L&L Holding Company and Normandy Real Estate Partners are working in collaboration to redevelop the 1.2-million-square-foot property, which occupies an entire city block from Eleventh to Twelfth Avenue and 27th to 28th Street.
This month the Harlem School of the Arts will break ground on a $9.5 million renovation titled “The Renaissance Project.” Under the direction of Imrey Studio, the core of the project includes a replacement of the structure’s brick exterior with a double-height glass façade to both promote the flow of natural light into the building and amplify the school’s interaction with the surrounding neighborhood.
RockFarmer Properties is readying for the second phase of Astoria Lights, a redevelopment of a 20s-era property in Astoria, Queens. Originally constructed in 1929, RockFarmer began the first phase of the conversion of in 2014, which introduced 57 co-op apartments. Phase two of the development will include an additional 38 units that are on track to launch in 2020. With completion just one year away, developers have unveiled a sales gallery and model residence with pricing beginning at $475,000.