Back in December of 2012, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved alterations that would go into converting the 12-story, 60,000-square-foot Jarmulowsky Bank Building, an individual landmark at 54 Canal Street (a.k.a. 9 Orchard Street) in Chinatown, into a boutique hotel. Then in 2014, DLJ Real Estate Partners received approval from the LPC to reconstruct the building’s corner cupola, which was removed in 1990. Construction has since been underway on the existing building, as well as a six-story, 9,876-square-foot annex expansion at 60 Canal Street. Now, the owners are abandoning plans for a hotel and have decided to convert the interiors into office and retail space, Bowery Boogie reported. The first two floors will also host retail whiles the upper floors will be leased to office tenants. Lower East Side-based Studio Castellano Architects is the architect of record. It’s not known when the building is scheduled to open.
L+M Development is nearly finished demolishing J&R Music and Computer World’s former flagship at 23-32 Park Row in the Financial District to make way for a 54-story residential tower, and we have the first rendering of the planned skyscraper.
A small lot in Brooklyn’s Fulton Ferry Historic District is on its way to a change of use. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved changes that will allow the former gas station at 14 Old Fulton Street to become a restaurant.
The monolithic, dark glass office tower at the corner of Madison Avenue and 46th Street is being stripped of its dreary facade, partially demolished, and rebuilt with new floors. The block-long structure at 380 Madison Avenue will be reborn, taller and more translucent, as 390 Madison Avenue in 2018.
Back in September of 2015, YIMBY revealed a rendering of the 17-story, 39-unit residential building planned at 269 West 87th Street, on the Upper West Side. A new, close-up rendering and additional details have now been revealed in a Curbed NY update. The 115,884-square-foot building, being dubbed The Chamberlain, will house apartments ranging from two- to five-bedrooms. The residential units should average a spacious 2,574 square feet apiece, and will include townhouse and penthouse configurations. Amenities will include a central garden, a lounge, a library, a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a multi-purpose sports court, storage for 39 bikes, and an underground parking garage. Quadrum Global and Simon Baron Development are the developers, and have a 99-year lease on the site. FXFOWLE Architects is behind the design. Demolition permits were filed back in 2015 for existing three- and seven-story parking garages, but the structures have not yet been razed.