Excavation work for the foundations of 159 Broadway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is nearing completion. Excavators have extracted a large amount of dirt from the property, which sits directly next to the 144-year-old landmarked Williamsburgh Savings Bank. The 26-story mixed-use residential project, which is designed by Stonehill & Taylor Architects and developed by Cornell Realty Management LLC, will yield 133,340 square feet and stand 277 feet tall.
This month the Harlem School of the Arts will break ground on a $9.5 million renovation titled “The Renaissance Project.” Under the direction of Imrey Studio, the core of the project includes a replacement of the structure’s brick exterior with a double-height glass façade to both promote the flow of natural light into the building and amplify the school’s interaction with the surrounding neighborhood.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story apartment building at 1120 St. Johns Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Located between Albany Avenue and Kingston Avenue, the lot is two blocks north of the Kingston Avenue subway station, serviced by the 3 train. Zev Steinmetz of Complete Development Inc. is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 1169 Hoe Avenue in Foxhurst, The Bronx. Located between East 167th Street and Home Street, the interior lot is one block south of the Freeman Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Volvi Hirsch under the 1169 Hoe LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The tallest residential building in SoHo, at 565 Broome Street, is rapidly heading for full completion. The two-towered structure is Pritzker Prize-winning Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s first residential project in New York City. Bizzi & Partners Development, Aronov Development and Halpern Real Estate Ventures are the developers. The building is comprised of 115 one- to four-bedroom condominiums, with interiors designed by Parisian firm Rena Dumas Architecture Interieure (RDAI). Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling the sales and marketing.