Work is progressing on the addition and partial residential conversion of the 99-year old Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue. Originally designed by Warren and Wetmore, the 26-story structure has a rich history that includes serving as the original home of the Museum of Modern Art. The current transformation into Aman New York, a mixed-use hotel and residential property, is designed by Jean-Michel Gathy and is being developed by OKO Group. Renderings released last fall reveal the interiors of the building, which will house the Aman hotel from floors four through 24. The 22 condominiums are planned to span 95,000 square feet, for an average of more than 4,300 square feet apiece. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling sales of the 22 condominiums.
Construction is nearing completion on Bloom on Forty Fifth , a 92-unit residential building located at 500 West 45th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, is nearing the end of construction. Designed by Marvel Architects and developed by Xin Development International, the property is located between West 44th and West 45th Streets on a plot formerly occupied by a gas station. Kuafu Properties is the project manager and Leeding Builders Group is overseeing construction on the project. The property was formerly addressed as 615 Tenth Avenue.
There has definitely been a huge amount of vertical progress and activity at the site of 555 West 38th Street. The rising reinforced concrete edifice is eventually going to culminate at a 570-foot-tall roof parapet and become a residential skyscraper in Hudson Yards. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and developed by Rockrose with SLCE as the architect of record, there will be a total of 52 floors and 598 rental units. The property is found along Eleventh Avenue between West 38th Street and West 39th Street and is directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Center.
Exterior work on Robert A. M. Stern Architects‘ limestone-clad 220 Central Park South is imminently close to completion. The 950-foot-tall residential skyscraper is located between Seventh Avenue and Columbus Circle and yields 593,000 square feet of some of the most expensive living space in New York. Vornado Realty Trust is the developer of the $1.4-billion, 67-story project and is expecting a $3.4 billion sellout. SLCE Architects is the executive architect, while Thierry W. Despont is the interior designer of the 118 condominiums.
SHoP Architects‘ 1,428-foot-high residential supertall at 111 West 57th Street is getting closer to the finish line. Developed by JDS Development, Property Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners, the Billionaires’ Row skyscraper stands as the world’s most slender building with a height-to-width ratio of 24:1. The Midtown structure is also the second-tallest building in the city by roof height, and the third-tallest by architectural height behind the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center and the 1,550-foot-tall Central Park Tower.