What some consider the largest cathedral in the world is one step closer to being designated a New York City landmark. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing on the designation of the Cathedral Church of St. John Divine, after the property was calendared in July.
In September, YIMBY revealed renderings of Flushing Point Plaza, a three-building, 19-story development headed to 131-02 40th Road in western Flushing. Yesterday, plans were filed for a 19-story hotel, the third and final piece of the project.
Construction is now four stories above street level on the 71-story, 354-unit mixed-use building under development at 35 Hudson Yards, located on the corner of Eleventh Avenue and West 33rd Street in Hudson Yards district. Progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the 1,009-foot-tall tower will encompass 1,046,332 square feet.
Boston Properties is conducting a $150 million renovation on the six-story, 200,000-square-foot commercial building at 159 East 53rd Street, in Midtown East. The structure, known as the base component of the 59-story former Citigroup Center at 601 Lexington Avenue, will receive a redesigned façade with larger windows and a new private lobby and entrance. The ground-floor and below-grade retail spaces will also see renovations, as well as the installation of a food hall and dining area, Crain’s reported. A renovation to the public plaza beneath 601 Lexington is also in store. Since the complex was designated an individual landmark on Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission must approve any exterior alterations. The building is currently vacant.
A Jackson Heights-based property owner has filed applications for an eight-story, 22-unit mixed-use building at 308 East 106th Street, in southern East Harlem. The project will measure 25,700 square feet and rise 80 feet above street level. It will include 1,357 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by residential units, averaging 855 square feet apiece, on the second through eighth floors. Midtown South-based KR Design Group is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,046 square-foot assemblage is occupied by a single-story commercial structure. Demolition permits have not been filed.