Now that construction is wrapping up on the first phase of Cornell Tech‘s Roosevelt Island campus, and opening is expected in the summer of 2017, per Crain’s, officials are moving ahead with additional pieces of the master plan. Plans were recently presented to Community Board 8 for the Executive Education Center and Hotel, DNAinfo reported.
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Last week, YIMBY brought you news that the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to calendar sections of the interior of the 44-story, 1,413-key Waldorf Astoria New York hotel at 301 Park Avenue, located on an entire Midtown block. Now, as part of a planned mixed-use conversion, property owner Anbang Insurance Group has filed applications to convert large swaths of the tower into residential units.
Earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a request for proposals (RFP) to upgrade, modernize, and expand Pennsylvania Station, located at Eighth Avenue and West 33rd Street under Madison Square Garden. The project will also incorporate the landmarked James A. Farley Post Office Building into the transportation complex. Now, renderings of the project have been revealed, per The New York Times, along with a timeline.
Plenty of attention has been paid to Oxford and Related’s Hudson Yards, but just next to that mega-development is another. That is Manhattan West, from developer Brookfield Properties, and its first new office tower is quickly rising above ground.
Construction is now underway on the ground floor of 35 Hudson Yards, the 72-story, 1,046,332-square-foot mixed-use building under development at the corner of Eleventh Avenue and West 33rd Street in the Hudson Yards District. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The 1,009-foot-tall tower will contain retail space on the ground, second, fourth, and fifth floors, followed by office space on the eighth through 13th floors, a 217-key Equinox hotel on the 15th through 29th floors, and 137 condominium units on the 31st through 70th floors. Equinox will move their global headquarters into the office portion and will open a 60,000-square-foot fitness club in the building. Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group are the developers, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the architect. Completion is expected in 2019. The developers recently negotiated the project’s $2 billion capitalization, which includes $1.2 billion of debt, Real Estate Weekly reported.