Last September, glass installation was well underway at Columbia University’s 15-story, 107,299 square-foot Medical College Graduate & Education Building at 104 Haven Avenue, in Washington Heights. The 196-foot-tall structure is now fully clad, seen in recent photos by Tectonic. When the building opens later this year, it will contain mostly academic classrooms and facilities, but will also feature an auditorium, a café, and lounge/study space. Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed the building, which is attempting to achieve LEED Gold certification, according to Curbed. Gensler Architects served as the architect of record.
YIMBY brought you new renderings last year of the planned 11-story, 11-unit residential building at 251 West 14th Street, in southern Chelsea, and now the site has changed hands. Commercial Observer reports Italy-based Pizzarotti IBC has acquired the property for $23 million, but plans to go ahead with what the previous developer, B+B Capital, had in mind. The project will measure 23,470 square feet in its entirety and is being designed by ODA Architecture. Its full-floor condominium units will measure between 1,700 and 2,500 square feet. Last December, building permits for the project were approved and demolition permits were filed for the existing four-story residential building.
The 40-story, 850,000 square-foot office building at 437 Madison Avenue, located between East 49th and 50th streets in Midtown, is currently receiving $60 million in upgrades and renovations, according to Real Estate Weekly. The outdoor plaza and the building’s lobby are being redesigned, building infrastructure is being upgraded, and new amenities are being constructed, including a 15th-floor sky lounge, garden terrace conference rooms, an arcade, and a yoga room. Construction began two years ago and completion is expected early this year. The Emery Roth & Sons-designed building was completed in 1967 and the William Kaufman Organization has owned it ever since. Fogarty Finger is designing the renovation. Medallion Financial Corp. recently extended their 18,650 square-foot lease in the building.
The BKSK Architects-designed, Related-developed project at 456 Washington Street, in northwestern TriBeCa, is nearing the finish line. Listings launched this morning, and now we have exclusive new renderings of its amenities.
In April, Pace Gallery announced plans to redevelop its main building at 540 West 25th Street in Chelsea into an eight-story gallery complex. Now, developer Weinberg Properties has pushed forward with the project by filing applications for a 60,000-square-foot building on the site between 10th and 11th avenues.