Last week, the city approved structural design changes to the New York Wheel project in St. George, on the northern tip of Staten Island, according to Commercial Observer. The changes mostly have to do with the 950-car parking garage, which will now be four levels and more environmentally sustainable. Over the summer, construction began on the footprint of the 630-foot-tall Ferris wheel, and by August, cranes arrived on site. The majority of the caissons have been planted, and construction of the Ferris wheel will begin early next year, with completion slated for the first half of 2017.
After nearly a decade of anticipation, false starts and design changes, 855 6th Avenue is nearing completion. The 479-foot-tall tower has finally taken its place on the burgeoning Midtown South skyline, and upon completion it will fill the missing link between Herald Square to the north and the hybrid Chelsea/NoMad district to the south. The Durst Organization is developing the 41 story mixed-use project, which consists of significant residential, retail, and office components.
A vacant lot at 219 South Third Street in Williamsburg has hit the market, and YIMBY has renderings of the building that could grow there.
Just as Chetrit Group and Somerset Partners threw a rather unfortunate party under the Third Avenue Bridge in Mott Haven to promote their two market-rate highrises in the South Bronx neighborhood, a smaller developer filed plans for a five-story mixed-use building a few blocks away at 2490 Third Avenue.
Back in January, Houston Essex Realty Corp. acquired 9,238 square feet of air rights for a planned redevelopment of the single-story commercial building at 225 East Houston Street, on the Lower East Side, and now Bowery Boogie has renderings of the project. The existing structure will be expanded into a 12-story, 40-unit residential building with retail on the ground floor. The redevelopment will total roughly 41,000 square feet and is being designed by Bluarch Architecture. Permits were filed late last year to conduct interior demolition and prepare the existing building for a vertical enlargement.