Back in August of 2012, CUNY’s Stella and Charles Guttman Community College welcomed its inaugural class at the seven-story, 91,335-square-foot building at 50 West 40th Street – the annex portion of the 23-story American Radiator Building, an individual landmark, at 40 West 4t0th Street – in Midtown. Now, the school is planning to move to a larger four-story, CUNY-owned building at 445 West 59th Street once its lease expires in 2020. According to The Real Deal, Allied Partners, the owner of 50 West 40th Street, will demolish the annex building for, presumably, a new development. In 2010, a 300,000-square-foot mixed-use building, reportedly designed by Norman Foster’s Foster + Partners, was proposed at the site. At the time, the development assemblage included the properties at 54 West 40th Street and 43 West 39th Street. It’s not known if the same footprint will be utilized this time around.
For over a year now, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has been hoping to create a New York City mega-mansion for himself and his family. But he wants to live on the Upper East Side. So, that means working with what’s there. And that means an assemblage, not something from scratch or a large extant structure. Well, on Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission dealt a blow to his plans for 11-15 East 75th Street, billed as 15 East 75th Street in presentation materials.
In January, YIMBY checked in on the construction of a six-story building at 11-07 Welling Court in Astoria. Now we’ve got a fresh rendering for the development, which is surrounded by a long-running public art project.
New residential developments are cropping up everywhere in Chinatown, but office projects in the lower Manhattan neighborhood are still few and far between. Yesterday, new building applications surfaced for a six-story office development at 10 Eldridge Street, half a block from the Manhattan Bridge.
The sixth floor is under construction at 410 Manhattan Avenue, an affordable housing complex next to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in northern Williamsburg. Fifty units will take up 43,055 square feet of the seven-story, 52,065-square-foot building. A community room and parking for about 50 cars and 26 bicycles is also included within the scope. Prominent Williamsburg developer Simon Dushinsky of the Rabsky Group is in charge of the project, with HLS Builders Corp attached as the general contractor. Curtis + Ginsberg is the architect of record, and Rodkin Cardinale Consulting are listed as engineers.