Renovation work is moving along on the lower floors of Lever House, a landmarked International Style commercial 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 $100 million project involves an overhaul of the public plaza, renovations to the main lobby, improvements to the ventilation and sustainability systems, and the addition of new amenity spaces. Pavarini McGovern is the general contractor for the property, which is located along Park Avenue between East 53rd and East 54th Streets.
Construction has broken ground at 1761 Walton Avenue, the site of a new mixed-use affordable housing building in the Mount Hope section of The Bronx. The project will debut as Mount Hope Walton Apartments and will eventually comprise 103 income-restricted apartments and a 9,500-square-foot community gymnasium.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 31-05 21st Street, an eight-story residential building in Astoria, Queens. Designed by GreenbergFarrow, the structure yields 23 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are seven units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $72,000 to $187,330.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 906 East New York Avenue in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located between Utica Avenue and Schenectady Avenue, the lot is within working distance of the Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road subway station, serviced by the 2, 3, and 4 trains. Abe Betesh of Abeco Organization is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Re-cladding work is wrapping up on 660 Fifth Avenue, a 39-story commercial tower in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Brookfield Properties, the project involves extensive interior renovations of the 64-year-old building’s 1.25 million square feet of office space and the complete replacement of its mid-century curtain wall with a more transparent modern envelope. Turner Construction Company is the general contractor for the property, which is located along Fifth Avenue between West 52nd and 53rd Streets and was formerly addressed as 666 Fifth Avenue. The developer is aiming for LEED Gold certification.