The rebuilding of the World Trade Center took a big step forward Thursday morning. Officials unveiled the design for the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. It was also announced that Barbra Streisand will chair the new center.
Hotel developers have their eyes on a busy corridor in the Bronx, with new plans filed for a five-story building at 1996 Webster Avenue. That’s near the corner of Alden Place, in the borough’s Mount Hope section.
Congregation Shaare Zedek has partnered with developer Ornstein Leyton Company for a mixed-use project on the site of the congregation’s three-story synagogue at 212 West 93rd Street, on the Upper West Side. The congregation is having financial troubles and has concluded the only way to prevent it from dissolving is to sell the property to a developer, DNAinfo reported. Preliminary plans call for a 14-story building that would contain a new synagogue on the lower three floors, followed by residential units on the upper floors. No new building applications have been filed with the Buildings Department. The congregation has stated that it’s not feasible to expand the existing structure or retain the façade for a new building. The synagogue is not landmarked and can be demolished as-of-right.
Property owner Zoran Kuburovic has filed applications for a four-story, 15-unit residential building at 2545 Cruger Avenue, in the East Bronx’s Allerton section. The project will measure 13,997 square feet and its residential units should average 733 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include a recreation room in the cellar, laundry facilities, and an underground four-car garage. Errol McIntosh’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story brick building. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Allerton Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains is around the block.
Construction has reached the fifth floor on the 12-story, 125-unit mixed-use project under development at 445 West 35th Street, in the Hudson Yards District. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the structure will eventual measure 121,859 square feet and rise 120 feet above street level, not including the bulkhead. There will be 4,920 square feet of ground-floor retail space, in addition to 1,188 square feet of community facility space in the cellar. The residential units above should average 740 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Gowanus-based Workshop Design + Architecture is the design architect and Aufgang Architects is the executive architect. YYY Development & Construction is the developer. It is also building the similarly designed 12-story, 186-unit project across Dyer Avenue at 411 West 35th Street. Completion of both is expected in 2017.