A five-story apartment building may replace a little 1910s wood frame house at 27-15 27th Street in Astoria. New building applications were filed last week to build 10 apartments on the site between Newtown and 30th Avenues, a few blocks south of the Astoria Boulevard stop on the N/Q trains.
41-21 28th Street has risen to its third level, on its way to its final height of 185 feet. The project, developed by All Year Management, will house 166 residential units spread across 126,718 square feet.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic have selected London-based Heatherwick Studio and Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects to redesign the interior of David Geffen Hall, the orchestra’s 2,738-seat home located on the corner of West 65th Street, on the Upper West Side, technically Lincoln Square. The Max Abramovitz-designed structure, which originally opened in 1962 as Philharmonic Hall, later becoming Avery Fisher Hall, will receive a $500 million gut renovation, according to the New York Times. A design will be released next summer, with construction scheduled to begin in 2019. Akustiks and Fisher Dachs, acoustic and theater design firms, respectively, are also part of the team. The project has been in the works for over a decade, or since the beginning of Lincoln Center’s redevelopment.
In the spring of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an 12-story, 49-unit mixed-use building at 2040 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, in Harlem, located on Central Park’s northwestern corner. Later that year, renderings went up on-site, and since then an eight-story structure has risen, per photos snapped by Tectonic. The curved, FXFOWLE-designed building will eventually measure a total 87,582 square feet. Within that area, 3,507 square feet of ground-floor retail space is expected, as well as 8,370 square feet of community space located on the ground and second floors. Artimus Construction is the developer and completion is expected in 2017.
This past summer, the 11-story, six-unit condominium project at 25 Great Jones Street/22 Bond Street, in NoHo, received construction financing, and now work is underway, EV Grieve reports. The 14-story structure – what was once a stalled-out hotel project – is currently being horizontally expanded to sit flush with Great Jones’ street wall. Floors 12 through 14 will eventually be removed, but that demolition work has not yet begun. Although the block-thru development fronts Great Jones, BKSK Architects designed a four-story steel façade for Bond Street. Second Development Services and Richport Group are developing.