Not everything happening on or near Billionaires’ Row is supertall. Some of it is supersmall, relatively speaking. Two months ago, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the restoration and renovation of an individual landmark in the midst of the coming towers. That gives us the perfect opportunity to tell you a little bit about Engine Company No. 23.
As East Harlem braces for another rezoning, developers continue to transform the neighborhood’s small storefronts and vacant lots into new residential projects. Last week, we spotted plans for another building that we can add to the fast-growing list of developments in the area. It would rise at 2282 Second Avenue, on the corner of 117th Street.
In September of 2015, YIMBY revealed initial renderings for the 11-story, 21-unit mixed-use building planned at 209-211 West 14th Street, in southern Chelsea. Now, the New York Times has renderings of the final design, along with other details. The 39,494 square-foot project, dubbed the d’Orsay, will sport one-, two, three-, and four-bedroom condominiums designed by Studio Jacques Garcia. Apartment should average 1,712 square feet apiece and some will feature private outdoor terraces. Amenities will include a spa, a roof lounge, a fitness center, and bike storage. There will also be 464 and 284 square feet of retail and community facility space, respectively, on the ground floor. Adellco is the developer and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is designing. The site’s old four-story commercial building was demolished this past July, but it’s not known if construction is underway.
In July of 2015, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich closed on the purchase of the five-story townhouse at 13 East 75th Street, on the Upper East Side, for $30 million, completing an assemblage which includes the multi-family building at 11 East 75th Street and the townhouse at 15 East 75th Street. So far, Abramovich has spent a total $78 million acquiring the three properties, and within the last few months, filed applications to combine them into an 18,225-square-foot mansion. The New York Post now reports the applications were, unsurprisingly, disapproved. Combining the buildings would be complex since the structures have uneven floor plates and the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to approve the project, as it’s located within the Upper East Side Historic District. Stephen Wang + Associates was serving as the architect of record.
As warm weather ushers the beginning of March, Rockrose Development’s 43-25 Hunter Street in Long Island City stands over 35-stories-tall. At 509 feet, the tower will become the fourth tallest in Queens upon its completion in 2017, when its 974 units will make it one of the city’s largest residential buildings.