YIMBY first brought you news in April of 2014 of the planned 29-story, 399-key hotel at 461 West 34th Street, located on the corner of Tenth Avenue in the Hudson Yards District. Later that month, we revealed an initial rendering of the project, and then brought you updated images of it by the end of 2014. Now, the foundation is complete, as seen in a photo by ILNY via the YIMBY Forums. The new hotel, which will be a Courtyard by Marriott, will encompass 218,640 square feet. Guest amenities will include a fitness center, storage for 18 bikes, a lounge, meeting rooms, and a restaurant in the cellar. The hotel rooms will be located on the second through 29th floors, and retail space will be hosted on the ground floor. Marx Development Group is the developer and DSM Design Group is the architect of record. The developer secured $65 million in financing for the project late last year. Completion is expected in 2017.
In January, YIMBY revealed renderings of the nine-story, 32-unit residential building planned at 42-50 27th Street, in the heart of Long Island City. At the time, we knew the site was cleared of its low-rise predecessors. Foundation work is now well underway, according to the Court Square Blog. The structure will encompass 35,294 square feet, and its residential units should average 777 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include private residential storage, a seven-car garage on the ground floor, storage space for 18 bikes, and a outdoor recreational area on the second floor. New York-based Ampiera Group is the developer, while Flushing-based MY Architect is behind the design. Completion is expected in late 2017.
Back in March, a rendering was revealed of Columbia University’s three-story, 55,980-square-foot University Forum and Academic Conference Center at 3205 Broadway, located on a triangular block bound by West 125th and 129th streets and Broadway, in the Manhattanville section of Harlem. At the time, excavation work was underway at the site, but now foundation work has commenced, Harlem+Bespoke reports. The structure will feature a café, an information center, offices and meeting rooms, and two auditoriums. The building is the part of the Columbia’s greater Manhattanville campus, which, when fully built out, will span 17 acres and roughly a dozen buildings. Renzo Piano Building Workshop is the design architect and Dattner Architects is the architect of record. Completion is expected in 2018.
In March of 2015, the Amirian Group acquired, for $28.5 million, the vacant four-story commercial building at 117 West 21st Street, in Chelsea, with plans to redevelop the property into a 12-story, nine-unit residential building. Now, new details and renderings of the project, being dubbed The Twenty 1, have been revealed in a Curbed NY report. The existing structure is being expanded by eight stories to accommodate 32,541 square feet of residential space. The apartments, which will be condominiums, should average a spacious 3,616 square feet apiece. There will be six full-floor units, two duplex penthouses, and one townhouse. Amenities include private residential storage, a five-car parking garage, and a rooftop terrace. GRADE Architecture is designing the building and is serving as the architect of record.
We’ve reported a lot on Related/Oxford’s Hudson Yards mega-development and the neighboring Manhattan West, from Brookfield. There are also plenty of independent projects in the greater Hudson Yards District. One of those is the supertall office building dubbed 3 Hudson Boulevard and, despite reports of trouble, the developer, Moinian Group, assures YIMBY that it is still a go.