Foundations for Gene Kaufman Architect‘s ten-story commercial office building at 76 Eighth Avenue are taking shape. Developed by Sang Lee, Noviprop, and Plus Development, the 35,000-square-foot, 120-foot-tall structure is located at the intersection of Eighth Avenue and West 14th Street on the border of the Meatpacking District and West Village neighborhoods.
Construction has topped out at 532 West 20th Street in Chelsea. The 11-story residential development rose quickly since YIMBY’s last update in August 2019, when only the first few floors were built. Located between Tenth Avenue and Eleventh Avenue, the project is designed by design-build firm DDG, which purchased the plot for $24.25 million in 2014. The building will contain 27,019 square feet of residential space divided into nine apartments, averaging 3,000 square feet apiece.
Architect J Frankl Associates has revealed the first renderings of a 11-story building near Fordham University’s Bronx campus in Belmont. Proposals for the new development located at 660-668 East Fordham Road are still under consideration by the New York Department of Buildings. The owner of the property is listed as Shahin Daneshvar Of Shadi Development, LLC on the submitted documents.
Permits have been filed for a four-story mixed-use building at 134-11 221st Street in Laurelton, Queens. Located at the intersection of Merrick Boulevard and 221st Street, the lot is near the Laurelton station, serviced by the Long Island Rail Road. Myron J. Berman under the 221-06 Merrick Boulevard Associates is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Exciting and long-awaited news has been announced in the Financial District, as a return to the original architect for Two World Trade Center has been confirmed. The New York Post reports that Norman Foster’s original 2006 supertall proposal, aka 200 Greenwich Street, is getting another shot at becoming a reality with a more updated design. In 2018, YIMBY was the first to indicate this was a possibility in an interview with Larry Silverstein, head of Silverstein Properties, who said Foster’s vision was still on the table, although at that point the Bjarke Ingels design was the apparent lead contender for construction.