It was in March of 2015 when YIMBY last brought you a construction update on the 30-story, 317-key Courtyard Marriott under development at 133 Greenwich Street, in the Financial District. At the time, the project was 18 stories above street level. Since then, the structure has topped out and has received much of its façade elements, as seen in photos by Tectonic. The building’s windows are all in place and paneling is currently being installed on its southern face. In all, the building measures 151,282 square feet. There will be retail space on the ground floor, with the hotel taking up the rest of the building. A fitness center will be located in the cellar, followed by a restaurant on the sixth floor, and a rooftop bar and terrace on the 28th floor. Hidrock Properties is the developer, while Danny Forster Design Studio being responsible for the design, with Peter Poon Architect serving as the architect of record. Completion can be expected later this year.
In March, Alchemy Properties and Carlyle Group acquired, for $51 million, the three-story retail building at 2251-2259 Broadway, on the corner of West 81st Street on the Upper West Side, with plans to build a condominium project. The developer have now filed applications for an 18-story, 32-unit mixed-use building, as first reported by The Real Deal. The 209-foot-tall project will measure 123,493 square feet, of which 11,587 square feet will be designated to retail space on the cellar, ground, and second floors. The condos should average a spacious 2,617 square feet apiece, and amenities include a 39-bike storage room, private residential storage space, multiple lounges, and a rooftop terrace. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is serving as the architect of record.
Sometime next spring, the landmarked Bronx General Post Office, located in the borough’s Concourse Village neighborhood, will start a new life as retail, office space, and a restaurant. Interior demolition work is underway and we got a peak inside last week, with Brendan Murray, vice president at Hollister Construction Services, and he pointed out an incredibly creepy aspect of the building’s history.
L+M Development and the owners of J&R Music are pushing forward with plans to erect a 54-story, mixed-use tower at 23 Park Row, across the street from City Hall Park in the Financial District.
We’ve been telling you about plans for a 49-story, 122-unit residential tower at 131 East 47th Street, between Lexington and Third avenues in Midtown East, since mid-2015. Last month, those plans were officially filed with the Department of Buildings. Now, we have a new look at the project.