This week New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission will consider proposals to help preserve and rehabilitate the massive, vaulted dome ceiling of The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. If approved, the structure’s existing granite dome would be encased by a bronze-hued copper enclosure.
Work on the foundations for 132 West 28th Street is now underway. Located in Chelsea between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, the structure will be a 326-foot-tall, 32-story Aloft Hotel with 203 rooms. Peter Poon Architects is behind the design while Frank Ng is the developer. Recent photos show that the building is one floor away from reaching street level.
Permits have been filed for a three-story apartment building at 69-03 Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, Queens. Located between Hazen Street and 70th Street, the corner lot is about 15 blocks east of the Ditmars Boulevard subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. Andrew Zoitas is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Fresh photos of Central Park Tower, aka 217 West 57th Street, show that the exterior safety netting has now reached the 92nd floor, and with formwork for the reinforced concrete following, construction has officially surpassed the 1,396-foot-tall rooftop parapet of 432 Park Avenue, making the supertall the tallest residential structure in New York and the Western Hemisphere. The imminently 1,550-foot tower is being designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, while Extell is the developer.
76 Bowery Street recently topped out over Chinatown. The eight-story reinforced concrete structure sits in front of the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge between Canal Street and Hester Street. The new 85-foot-tall building is located within the “Dimond Center” of Chinatown, where a number of small jewelry shops line the busy streets. It is being designed by C3D Architecture and will include 14,488 square feet of office space. Titan Realty & Construction is the general contractor and is overseeing the build.