The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has upheld previous approvals for the expansion and renovation of two neighboring carriage houses at 410-412 Waverly Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Designed by David Adjaye’s design studio, the proposals will combine the neighboring properties into a large single-family home and expand the structure to three floors above ground.
Permits have been filed for a 12-story residential building at 2702 Creston Avenue in Fordham, The Bronx. Located between East Kingsbridge Road and East 196th Street, the interior lot is near both Kingsbridge Road subway stations, serviced by the B, D, and 4 trains. Spaxel is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential building at 1616 Crosby Avenue in Pelham Bay, The Bronx. Located between Middletown Road and Daniel Street, the lot is two blocks south of the Buhre Avenue subway station, serviced by the 6 train. Alfred Mitaj under the First Structure LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Yesterday the New York State’s Appellate Division, First Department, unanimously ruled in favor of 200 Amsterdam Avenue‘s developers, SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan America, and the construction of the Upper West Side’s current tallest skyscraper. The First Department ruling affirmed the building permits for the Elkus Manfredi Architects-designed structure, which stands 668 feet tall. It also serves as a win for the City of New York, while overturning the lower court’s February 2020 trial court ruling, which had sought to retroactively apply a draft zoning interpretation calling for a reduction in height for the 52-story tower.
The Africa Center has commissioned Caples Jefferson Architects to complete new spaces within the property to support a lush calendar of exhibitions, performances, and educational events. Located at 1280 Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side, Manhattan, The Africa Center occupies 70,000 square feet of the building and is spread across three floors.