YIMBY revealed the first renderings of Sky — a 60-story, 1,175-unit rental apartment building at 605 West 42nd Street, in Midtown West — early in 2014, and we chronicled the tower’s construction throughout the same year. Today, the tower is nearly complete, with the exception of the missing glass along the base, and YIMBY can now share two additional renderings. The 1.2-million square-foot tower’s highest point reaches 656 feet above 42nd Street, and its unit count makes it the largest residential building in New York City.
Late last year, YIMBY reported on filings for an 18-story, 26-unit residential building at 219-223 West 77th Street, on the Upper West Side, and now the first partial rendering has surfaced of the Thomas Juul-Hansen-designed building, per Curbed. Naftali Group is developing, and the condo units will consist of two- to five-bedroom configurations, averaging 3,010 square feet apiece. 1,624 square feet of retail space will be located on the ground floor. The developer scored $104 million in construction financing late last month, and the site’s former parking garage was demolished over the summer.
Late last year, a four-story, five-unit residential building topped out at 11-15 47th Road, in Long Island City, and now the building is fully clad, with interior work likely underway. The Court Square Blog reports the building will measure 4,998 square feet, and duplex units will average 1,000 square feet apiece. Amir Zicherman’s Long Island City-based Truffle Building is developing, and Bedford-Stuyvesant-based Charles Diehl is the architect of record.
Marcos Hernandez, head of Thames Security Systems, has filed applications for a three-story, 4,665 square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 121 Thames Street, in East Williamsburg, four blocks from the L train’s stop at Morgan Avenue. The building will measure 4,665 square feet in total, and an arts and crafts club will take up 2,311 square feet on the ground floor. On the second and third floors, office space will take up 2,354 square feet. East New York-based Ross William is the architect of record, and the site’s four-story predecessor was demolished in 2007.
Stellar Management has acquired the two-story, 4,760 square-foot bank building at 130 2nd Avenue, in the East Village, for $12 million from J.P. Morgan Chase, Commercial Observer reports. The 2,380 square-foot corner site could be redeveloped into a 9,520 square-foot residential building with retail space. At the corner of St. Marks Place, the site is just two blocks from the 6 train’s stop at Astor Place.