A synagogue whose structure served varied purposes before becoming a house of worship will be getting a somewhat unusual expansion and facelift. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal from the Conservative Synagogue of Fifth Avenue, located at 11 East 11th Street, between Fifth Avenue and University Place in Greenwich Village.
When YIMBY last visited the site of the 192-room hotel at 100 Greenwich in October 2015, the 25-story tower’s foundations were only beginning to take shape. Rebar was being laid out for the concrete foundation mat at the rear on the site, while the front portion was still under excavation. Three months later, the building is yet to breach ground level, but its foundations are virtually complete.
Property owner Terry Martinolle, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a seven-story, five-unit residential building at 650 East 6th Street, located in the Alphabet City section of the East Village. The 8,491-square-foot project will include 7,761 square feet of residential space, which means units will average 1,552 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. A duplex apartment will occupy part of the ground floor and the entire second floor, the third through fifth floors will have one unit on each level, and a duplex unit will span the sixth floor and seventh-floor penthouse. Brooklyn-based RSVP Architecture Studio will be responsible for the design. An existing four-story, three-unit building must first be demolished.
Over the summer, YIMBY revealed the latest renderings for the planned 1,000-foot-plus residential tower at 125 Greenwich Street (a.k.a 22 Thames Street), in the Financial District. Permits with the Department of Buildings have yet to depict such tower, but filings with the Attorney General’s office offer a more accurate description of what’s planned. According to The Real Deal, the building will stand 91 stories above street level. It will have 275 condominium units spread across 306,312 square feet of residential space. Specifically, the units will range from studios to three-bedrooms, with the largest unit measuring 3,625 square feet. Michael Shvo, Vector Group, and Bizzi & Partners are developing the tower and Rafael Viñoly Architects is designing it. The floor layouts suggest the final design has yet to be revealed, although foundation work is currently underway. Completion is expected in 2018.
A big change for a Lower Manhattan landmark is one step closer to becoming a reality. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved modifications to 1 Wall Street, paving the way for its conversion from bank headquarters to residential condominiums with ground-floor retail.