Renovation work has concluded on Lever House, a landmarked 21-story International Style office tower at 390 Park Avenue in Midtown East. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed by WatermanClark, Brookfield Properties, Higgins Quasebarth & Partners, Integrated Conservation Resources, and Integrated Conservation Contracting, the project involved an overhaul of the ground-floor pedestrian plaza, main lobby, and ventilation and sustainability systems of the 307-foot-tall, 71-year-old structure, as well as the construction of new amenity spaces. Marmol Radziner was the interior designer and Pavarini McGovern was the general contractor for the property, which is located along Park Avenue between East 53rd and 54th Streets.
Permits have been filed for a 19-story mixed-use building at 656 Lexington Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan. Located at the intersection of East 55th Street and Lexington Avenue, the corner lot is near the Lexington Avenue/53 Street subway station, serviced by the E, F, and 6 trains. Sergey Rybak is listed as the owner behind the applications.
New permits have been filed to convert a 14-story structure into a 31-story mixed-use building at 4 East 49th Street in Midtown East, Manhattan. Situated between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, the interior lot is within walking distance of the 47-50 Streets-Rockefeller Center subway station, serviced by the B, D, F, and M trains. Rudolf Abramov of RJ Capital Holdings is listed as the owner behind the applications. Previous permits detailed a 29-story tower with 76 units.
The Soloviev Group has announced the inclusion of 513 affordable housing units within the proposed Freedom Plaza in Manhattan, significantly contributing to the city’s inclusionary housing efforts. Located from 38th to 41st Streets east of First Avenue and covering over six acres in Midtown East, the ambitious mixed-use development was already slated to feature 4.77 acres of green space, a museum, shopping and restaurants, and a hotel. Now with the inclusion of the affordable units, it also stands to be one of Manhattan’s largest inclusionary housing initiatives in more than a decade.