Hesky Haim, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a two-story, 2,125 square-foot commercial building at 159 Ludlow Street, on the Lower East Side. Both floors, in addition to a cellar level, will be designated for retail, and the building will stand 96 feet tall, boasting incredible ceiling heights. Wayne Norbeck’s DXA Studio is the applicant of record.
Earlier this summer, YIMBY brought you news of New York University receiving court approval for their planned 1.9 million square-foot expansion in Greenwich Village, and now plans to demolish the Jerome S. Coles Sports Center, at 20 East Houston Street, are in the works. Per DNAinfo, the facility will close sometime this upcoming fall semester, but architects Davis Brody Bond and Kieran Timberlake will conduct tests on the property immediately. Design plans for the new mixed-use academic building are expected before 2016.
An 11-story condo development will replace a low-slung building at 287 East Houston Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets in the Lower East Side. New building applications were filed today to erect a 28-unit building on the lot wedged between two five-story tenements.
Earlier this month, Fisher Brothers, Witkoff and New Valley secured financing for their 58-story, 157-unit condominium project at 111 Murray Street, in southern Tribeca, and now the team has broken ground on the building. The Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed tower is already over 40% sold, with interiors designed by MR Architecture + Décor. Completion is expected in early 2018.
The Financial District’s rapid transformation from an office to a residential neighborhood has been immensely beneficial to Lower Manhattan, and the area’s recent boom has been mostly free of architectural casualties. But that’s about to change thanks to demolition beginning on the old vestry at 68-74 Trinity Place, which will soon be removed to make way for a new Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed mixed-use building standing almost 500 feet tall.