Constructionof the 33-story, 402-foot-tall mixed-use building under construction at 16 West 40th Street, located along Bryant Park in Midtown, has reached the parapet. However, it has yet to be structurally topped if you count the bulkhead. The building’s façade and window elements are also currently being installed, as seen in a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums by ILNY. The 824,216-square-foot building, dubbed The Bryant, will host a 230-key hotel within the ground through 14th floors, and 57 condominium units on the 16th through 33nd floors. Amenities, some of which will serve both the hotel and the residences, include a fitness center, private residential storage units, conference rooms, and a terrace club on the sixth floor. There will also be a restaurant occupying the ground and cellar levels. HFZ Capital Group is the developer, while London-based David Chipperfield Architects is the design architect. Stonehill & Taylor Architects is serving as the architect of record. YIMBY’s last update on the project was in November, when the structure was six stories above street level. Completion is expected in early 2017.
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An upscale 11-story dorm may replace a factory at 292 North 8th Street, near the BQE in Williamsburg.
The Beechwood Organization is developing a six-story, 195-unit apartment-hotel on a vacant plot of land on the western end of Meadowbrook Point, a 720-unit senior residential community they recently finished at 1100 Corporate Drive, in Nassau County’s East Garden City. According to Real Estate Weekly, the building, dubbed The Vanderbilt, will host 178 residential units and 17 hotel suites. The residential units will be rental apartments, coming in studio, one-, and two-bedroom configurations. Amenities include an English garden, a fitness center, a yoga room, a library, entertainment rooms, a café, meeting rooms, and a private courtyard featuring a pool and restaurant. Stonehill & Taylor Architects will be designing the interiors. The foundation was recently laid, and construction is expected to finish in late 2018.
In December of 2014, YIMBY revealed Cornell Realty Management’s plans for a 17-story, 180-key hotel at 245-247 West 34th Street, in Midtown’s Garment District. Those plans have since been discarded, as Cornell and Chetrit Group have divided up their 34th Street assemblage into two separate ownerships. Earlier this year, Cornell announced plans to build a four-story retail complex at 257-263 West 34th Street, and now Chetrit has filed applications for a 32-story, 300-key hotel building at 243-255 West 34th Street. The new building will encompass 155,594 square feet, of which 122,426 square feet will be used as commercial space.
It was back in 2014 that we brought you news of permits having been filed for a new hotel at 61 Bond Street (a.k.a. 252 Schermerhorn Street), between Schermerhorn and State streets, barely inside Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood. Now, thanks to photos from our friend Tectonic, we can see that the parking lot has been cleared and heavy equipment is at work.