The Bauhouse Group’s planned 900-foot-tall residential development near the East Side’s Sutton Place has been in the works for months and now tangible progress is about to happen. The developer has obtained demolition permits for the assemblage at 428-432 East 58th Street, it announced Monday. 426 East 58th Street will remain, though air rights were purchased from it. In addition to the demolition permit announcement, a new rendering of the tower has been made public, and can be seen above. The tower, which evokes both the Rafael Viñoly-designed 432 Park Avenue and the Herzog & de Meuron-designed 56 Leonard Street, has been designed by London-based architect Norman Foster of Foster + Partners.
Prospect Place between New York and Brooklyn Avenues is set to receive a new apartment building, but not before at least one more meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. At its session last Tuesday, the LPC did not approve the proposed four-story plus penthouse structure at 906 Prospect Place. That’s in the Crown Heights North Historic District II. At issue were certain details and articulation along with the height of rooftop mechanical elements.
Yesterday was a busy day for building permits on the Upper West Side, where very little new construction happens thanks to a combination of landmarking and restrictive zoning. AvalonBay Communities filed plans for a 33-story tower at the site of the former American Bible Society Headquarters near Columbus Circle, and a small developer submitted applications for an eight-story condo building at 466 Columbus Avenue, between West 82nd and 83rd Streets.
Besides a few huge residential developments in St. George and Stapleton, most new construction on Staten Island consists of one- and two-family homes. But on Monday, YIMBY noticed an unusual filing for a five-story commercial project at 21 Sylvation Terrace, in a relatively forlorn and industrial piece of the North Shore.
Last week, sales for the second tower at The Grand at Sky View Parc launched with $85 million worth of contracts, according to Curbed. The project includes three residential towers totaling 750 condo units, and will be built atop a previously constructed retail podium and parking garage at 135-14 Roosevelt Avenue, in downtown Flushing. Construction is underway for the first two towers, with completion expected in late 2016. The first tower is already 95 percent sold. Onex Real Estate Partners is developing and the interiors are being designed by Peter Clewes’ architectsAlliance.