On Friday, April 28, the Tiffany & Co. flagship store reopened its doors to the public at 727 Fifth Avenue after a four-year renovation and structural expansion project in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by OMA partners Shohei Shigematsu and Jake Forster with interiors by Peter Marino Architects, the undertaking involved the construction of a new three-story volume above the parapet of the 83-year-old building and the gut renovation of 8,400 square feet of its interiors. Now rebranded as “The Landmark,” the commercial property’s modernization was reportedly the largest single-store investment to date by Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH), the company’s owner and majority stakeholder. CallisonRTKL was the architect of record, WSP was the structural and MEP engineer, and Structure Tone was the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 57th Street along Billionaires’ Row.
Helsinn, a global biopharmaceutical company, recently moved into a new 25,000-square-foot office space completed by SJP Project Solutions at 200 Wood Avenue South in Iselin, New Jersey. Located on the building’s first floor, the specialized workspace now includes multiple conference and meeting rooms, dedicated training spaces, open collaboration areas, a wellness room, and a private outdoor terrace.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 236 Berry Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located between North 1st Street and Grand Street, the lot is near the Bedford Avenue subway station, serviced by the L train. Hershy Silberstein of Blue Shine Builders Inc. is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 2754 Creston Avenue in Fordham, The Bronx. Located between East 196th Street and East 197th Street, the lot is near the Kingsbridge Road subway station, serviced by the B and D trains. Alfred Mitaj of First Structure LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction has reached the second setback on JPMorgan Chase‘s 1,388-foot supertall headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in Midtown East. Designed by Lord Norman Foster of Foster + Partners with Adamsom Associates as the architect of record and developed by Tishman Speyer, 70-story skyscraper will yield 2.5 million square feet of office space with a capacity of 15,000 employees, and will become the tallest structure in New York completely powered by hydroelectric energy. Adamson Associates is the architect of record, Banker Steel provided the steelwork, NYC Constructors is the steel subcontractor, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers (MRCE) designed the structural foundation elements, Severud Associates is the engineer of record, R&R Scaffolding Ltd. will provide the BMU, New Hudson Facades is supplying the curtain wall, and AEOCOM Tishman is the general contractor for the property, which occupies a full city block bound by East 48th Street to the north, East 47th Street to the south, Park Avenue to the east, and Madison Avenue to the west.