Progress at 222 East 44th Street , aka the Summit, is quickly wrapping up. The landscaped courtyard and main entrance are both underway, with the finishing touches of stone materials and accompanying landscaping steadily being installed. The all-glass structure rises 556 feet above the Midtown neighborhood of Turtle Bay, totaling 43 floors. Handel Architects designed the building while Escobar Design is handling the interiors. BLDG Management is the developer and Douglas Elliman is in charge of leasing and marketing for the 355,600 square foot tower.
232 East 54th Street has topped-out, and now stands 24 stories above a 5,000 square foot plot of land in the Midtown East neighborhood of Sutton Place, between Second and Third Avenues. Ismael Leyva Architects is the designer while Elias Kalimian of Elk Investors is the developer of the project. The 237-foot tall mixed-use building covers 59,381 square feet, and will have 75 units within averaging close to 800 square feet apiece.
Located in the West Village, and bound by West 10th Street, Washington Street, and Greenwich Street, a new proposed expansion for the Village Community School is currently being reviewed by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Approval would potentially bring a four-story addition, designed by Marvel Architects, to the eastern side of the property, at the corner of West 10th Street and Greenwich Street. The corner is currently the site of the school playground, originally built in 1945. The school and project site are located among two historic districts in Greenwich Village, sitting on the southwest corner of the established areas.
A new nine-story residential building is coming to Astoria, Queens, at 11-37 31st Avenue, between Vernon Boulevard and 12th Street. It will stand 91 feet when complete, covering about 110,450 square feet and including 168 units. Christopher Fogarty of Fogarty Finger Architecture is designing, while the owner and developer is David Kronman of Astoria West LLC. The project will be a ground-up development and will replace an extant two-story structure on site.
One Wall Street is in the midst of a huge $1.5 billion makeover as the 51-story Art Deco gem is converted from office use into 566 residential units, topped with a triplex that may fetch $40 million. At street level, significant activity can be seen, as parts of the facade have been removed to make way for the retail section in the building that will bring a Whole Foods to the Financial District.