Two weeks ago, the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated 11 of its 12 calendared properties in Midtown East as city landmarks, part of its Greater East Midtown Initiative. On Tuesday, the twelfth site received its designation, as the LPC declared the former Citicorp Center, now known as 601 Lexington Avenue, a city landmark.
Last year, Michael Shvo and Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin agreed to pay $500 million for 20 floors of the Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue, on the corner of 57th Street. Now Shvo has filed plans to convert most of the 26-story office building into condominiums and a hotel.
In September, the Landmarks Preservation Commission put the Morningside Heights Historic District on its calendar. The next step, a public hearing, was held on Tuesday, and dozens showed up. While there was some opposition, most who spoke rose to support designation of the proposed district.
Construction is now eight stories above street level on the 88-story, 391-unit residential tower under development at 15 Hudson Yards, located on the corner of West 30th Street and Eleventh Avenue, in the Hudson Yards district. Progress on the tower can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. Building permits indicate the 910-foot-tall project will eventually measure 980,274 square feet.
Façade installation is wrapping up on the 12-story, 33-unit mixed-use building under development at 100 Barrow Street, located on the corner of Greenwich Street in the West Village. Progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the project encompasses 82,638 square feet and stands 121 feet to its roof, not including mechanical elements. The residential units, condominiums, will spread across the ground through 12th floors, averaging 2,209 square feet apiece. Toll Brothers City Living, in partnership with Church of St. Luke in the Fields, is the developer and Barry Rice Architects is behind the design. The project is located within the Greenwich Village Historic District and is protected by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Occupancy of 100 Barrow can probably be expected in early 2017.