Long Island City-based Ascent Development has filed applications for a four-story, three-unit residential building at 10-27 47th Road, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, located a few blocks from stops on the G and 7 subways. The project will measure 5,000 square feet and all three units will be duplexes. One duplex will take the first two floors and the other two duplexes will split the upper half of the building and the roof terrace. If both floors in each duplex are calculated separately, the six individual dwellings would average 833 square feet apiece. Jorge Mastropieto Atelier is the architect of record, and demolition permits were filed for the existing two-story townhouse in November.
In late 2013, YIMBY reported on applications for New York University Langone Medical Center’s planned Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion hospital expansion at 400-424 East 34th Street, located on the corner of the FDR Drive in Kips Bay. Now, Tectonic has photos of the structure and it’s 12 stories above street level and rising. The new hospital wing, which will connect to Tisch Hospital, will stand 21 stories in height and measure 830,000 square feet. The medical facility will feature single-bed inpatient rooms, procedural and operative rooms, conference rooms, and amenities like children’s play areas and a café. It will also share the same support services with the rest of the campus. Ennead Architects is designing and completion is expected in 2018.
Gabriel Eisen, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 1727 49th Street, in southern Borough Park, located five blocks from the 18th Avenue stop on the F train. The new structure will encompass 8,646 square feet, and 6,402 square feet will be used as residential space. That means full-floor units will average 2,134 square feet apiece and are likely being built to accommodate families within this Hasidic Jewish neighborhood. Brooklyn-based Eretz Builders Assistance, a general contractor, is the applicant of record. The site’s old two-story, two-unit house was demolished this past December.
New York University Langone Medical Center is now a few steel beams from topping out their new 16-story, 365,000 square-foot medical research facility at 435 East 30th Street, located on the corner of the FDR Drive in Kips Bay. Thanks to photos by Tectonic, we see that the facility, dubbed Science Building, is almost structurally complete, although façade installation has not yet begun. The building will feature 10 floors of laboratory space, which will be utilized to grow NYU Langone’s biomedical research efforts and the NYU School of Medicine’s program. There will also be a lecture room and a cafeteria on the ground-floor. Ennead Architects is the design architect and completion is expected in 2017.
In November, a plan for a commercial revitalization of the south side of a block of Gansevoort Street, in the Meatpacking District, went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission. In a rare, but hardly unheard of occurrence, the hearing was paused before the commissioners could discuss the proposal. With the continuation of that session likely to come soon, YIMBY sat down with the architects behind it to talk about its place in the history of the area.