Late last year, the K-12, all-girls Chapin School, at 100 East End Avenue, on the Upper East Side between East 84th and 85th Streets, applied for a variance to expand their eight-story, 168-foot-tall academic building to 11 stories or 183 feet in height. The expansion would increase the existing building by nearly 38,000 square feet to 170,285 square feet, according to the DOB, and would include additional classrooms, a dining hall, and gym. Earlier this month, the Board of Standards and Appeals approved the expansion, per DNAinfo, and construction will begin early next year. Completion is expected by the end of 2018, and NK Architects is the architect of record.
At the corner of West and India Streets in Greenpoint, two starkly different residential developments are about to rise. On the western side of the block, along the East River, two developers have demolished an old envelope factory to make way for a 40-story residential tower. And YIMBY has the first look at the much more modest five-story rental building planned for 144 West Street, on the eastern side of the block.
While it’s taken over a decade for the first few projects to get moving along the Far West Side, both Hudson Yards and Manhattan West are now well underway, with the concrete for 10 Hudson Yards having topped-out just last week. Now, we have an update from Tectonic with photos of 3 Manhattan West. Completion is slightly further out at the future residential tower, but the building is rapidly rising into the Midtown skyline, and cladding installation now underway.
The bluestone-clad facade is coming together beautifully at 155 West 18th Street, where Izaki Group is developing an 11-story condo building between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
Brooklyn-based Snyder Estates has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 2717 Snyder Avenue, in Flatbush, two blocks away form the Church Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The building will measure 8,246 square feet in total, which means units will average 825 square feet apiece. One of the units on the fourth floor will also feature a fifth-floor penthouse. Genaro Ureta’s Masbeth-based GRU Corporation is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story house must first be demolished.