It will be out with the old and in with the new in a historic part of Chelsea. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved demolition of the existing structures at 21 West 17th Street and 16 West 18th Street and the construction of new residential buildings to replace them. The site is between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District.
Office conversions are slowly making their way into the industrial zone between Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. Developer Joel Gluck plans to convert a two-story warehouse at 813 Bergen Street to offices.
A Citibank on a tony stretch of Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side is going to grow six stories and get a handful of apartments. Alteration plans were filed earlier this week to expand the two-story commercial building at 1042 Madison Avenue, between 79th and 80th streets.
Cornell Tech’s 26-story, 250-unit Passive House residential building, dubbed CornellTECH Residential and being built as part of Cornell’s 10-building Roosevelt Island campus project, has now topped out and is receiving its façade. The student and faculty dormitory is roughly 70 percent complete, according to a Curbed NY report. The unit configurations range from studios to three-bedrooms, and amenities include a fitness center and a lounge/dining area with a kitchen on the 26th floor. Handel Architects is behind the design of the residential building, which is set to be the largest Passive House structure in the world.
Construction is now ongoing on the eighth-floor cantilever of the 12-story, 38-unit mixed-use building under construction at 100 Norfolk Street, on the Lower East Side. Steel beam construction can be seen in photographs via a Bowery Boogie update. The structure will eventually measure 53,949 square feet, with 11,244 square feet designated as commercial-retail space on parts of the ground through third floors. The residential units, ranging from studios all the way up to a five-bedroom penthouse, will be condominiums and should average 1,124 square feet apiece. Amenities include a fitness center, a yoga room, a common rooftop deck, a garden lounge, private residential storage, and bike storage. Adam America Real Estate, the Naveh Shuster Group, and the Horizon Group are the developers, while ODA New York is behind the architecture. The structure has grown four stories since YIMBY’s last update in December 2015. Completion is expected before 2017.