Back in December of 2015, construction was up to the third floor of the 54-story ultra-luxury residential building under development at 520 Park Avenue, located on East 60th Street in Lenox Hill. Now, construction has commenced on the tower portion of the building, and YIMBY can reveal new renderings of the limestone-clad structure. The 251,892-square-foot, 737-foot-tall tower will host 33 condominiums, averaging an incredible 5,394 square feet apiece. Units will span at least the entire floor, with the duplex and triplex penthouses consisting of the largest configurations. Amenities will include a salon, a pool, a fitness center with exercise rooms, a treatment room, a sauna and steam rooms, and a children’s playroom. There will also be guest suites, a wine cellar, private storage space, a garden, and a 21-bike storage room. Zeckendorf Development is the developer and Robert A.M. Stern Architects is behind the design, while SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. Completion is expected in 2017.
Property owner Joseph Zelik has filed applications for a three-story, 17,882-square-foot office building at 178 Flatbush Avenue, in northern Park Slope, located two blocks from the Atlantic Av-Barclays Center stop on the 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/Q/R trains and Atlantic Terminal. According to the Schedule A, the entire building will host office space and, unfortunately, won’t contain ground-floor retail, though that could always change. Joseph Spector’s Financial District-based Dome Architecture, Design, and Engineering Group is the architect of record. The lot, at the corners of Fifth Avenue and Dean Street, is currently occupied by a single-story commercial building with multiple tenants. Demolition permits were filed in April to remove the building.
A significant chunk of new public park space on the southern end of Governors Island is expected to open on July 18, a few months after the island officially opens for the summer season, Curbed NY reports. The latest park addition is called The Hills, and features the 25-foot-tall Grassy Hill, the 40-foot-tall Slide Hill, the 40-foot-tall Discovery Hill, and the 70-foot-tall Outlook Hill. Work is quickly wrapping up on The Hills, as seen in photos in a Curbed NY article. Once opened, it will join the recently constructed Liggett Terrace, the Play Lawn, and Hammock Grove, which will put the amount of parkland on Governors Island to around 150 acres. West 8 designed the 30-acre park, and the Trust for Governors Island its development.
Back in March, developers broke ground on a five-story, 256-unit residential complex at 90 Park Avenue, in the North Jersey community of Florham Park. Now, located in the same business park Green at Florham Park, a five-story, 130,000-square-foot medical office building is being planned at 150 Park Avenue. Summit Medical Group and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center recently signed a lease at the property, which will be home to a cancer treatment center. The Rockefeller Group, the same developer that built the residential project at 90 Park, is developing the medical facility. The building will be located roughly 1.5 miles from NJ Transit’s Madison station, although a large parking lot is also planned.
One of the most interesting condominium developments in Brooklyn draws inspiration from a distant land. It’s called Oosten, and it’s the product of Chinese developer XIN Development, Dutch designer Piet Boon, and Brooklyn-based think! architecture and design pllc. You’ll find it under construction at 429 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg and our friend Tectonic sent YIMBY exclusive photos of an inside tour.