Early last year, YIMBY brought you a construction update on the nearly complete 50-story hotel and residential tower at 20 West 53rd Street, in Midtown. Since then, the 59-unit and 114-key Baccarat Hotel & Residences wrapped up construction, and now 80% of the condominiums have sold, with sales topping $300 million. Condo layouts range from 1,167 square feet up to the 7,381 square-foot penthouse. Starwood Capital and Tribeca Associates are the developers, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the architect.
Early last year, YIMBY reported on the demolition of the 10-story Bancroft building at 3 West 29th Street, in NoMad, and now the New York Post has revealed what HFZ Capital has planned for the development assemblage. A 64-story, 800-foot-tall mixed-use tower is planned on the 30th Street side, where a 12-story commercial building has yet to be demolished at 8-16 West 30th Street. The neighboring Marble Collegiate Church is also in on the project, and will operate offices in the skyscraper’s limestone-clad base. A small plaza is also rendered on the 29th Street side, immediately adjacent to the church. Moshe Safdie is designing, and the project reportedly requires approval from the LPC.
Gac Haxhari has filed applications for a four-story, 15-unit residential building at 2547 Cruger Avenue, in the North Bronx neighborhood of Allerton, right around the corner from the 2 and 5 trains’ stop at Allerton Avenue. The building will measure 10,932 square feet in total, and units will average 729 square feet apiece. Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the architect of record, and an existing 1.5-story home must first be demolished.
Little Neck-based Leewood-Seaview LLC has filed applications for a five-story, 161-unit residential building at 140 Friendship Lane, in Staten Island’s Mid-Island neighborhood of Willowbrook. The development is associated with the newly opened senior living facility called The Brielle at Seaview. The facility already contains a three-story, 188-unit residential building, featuring a wide variety of amenities, and along with the additional 161 units, a 10,000 square-foot recreational facility is also in the pipeline. The five-story building will measure 105,854 square feet, which translates into units averaging 658 square feet apiece. MAP Architects is designing.
In early 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the 50-story, 446-unit 65 Bay Street, in Jersey City’s Exchange Place neighborhood. Now, courtesy of Tectonic Photo, the building is roughly 35 stories up and rapidly rising. Kushner Companies and KABR Group are developing the tower, which will have 41,000 square feet of amenities. Cladding is also beginning to make its way up the sides, and the existing parking garage is getting a facelift. Humphreys & Partners is designing, and completion is expected in 2017.