Demolition has progressed significantly on the cluster of pre-war commercial buildings on the block bound by East 42nd and 43rd streets and Madison and Vanderbilt avenues, directly west of Grand Central Terminal in Midtown East. The existing structures are only a few more months from being removed, as seen in the photos by ILNY posted to the YIMBY Forums. In their place will rise a 67-story, 1,514-foot-tall office tower called One Vanderbilt, being developed by SL Green Realty Corporation and designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. The tower will encompass 1,732,955 square feet of space, of which 1,295,140 square feet is designated as commercial.
Foundation work is well underway at the site of Extell Development’s seven-story, 160-unit mixed-use development at 500 East 14th Street and 524 East 14th Street, in the East Village. Rebar can now be seen sprouting from the ground, as seen in photos in a EV Grieve update. Once complete, a seven-story, 106-unit building, encompassing 181,713 square feet, will be situated on the corner of Avenue A. A seven-story, 54-unit mixed-use building, measuring 71,719 square feet, will stand down the street at 524 East 14th Street. Across both, there will be 45,407 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground and cellar levels. The apartments above should average 1,215 square feet apiece, which suggests condominiums are in the works.
YIMBY last reported on the 34-story, 84-unit mixed-use building under development at 360 East 89th Street, on the corner of First Avenue on the Upper East Side, when it was six stories above street level in January. The 377-foot-tall, 212,325-square-foot tower, dubbed Citizen360, has since topped out, as seen in photos by our friend Tectonic. It will feature 3,265 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by 84 condominium units, ranging from one- to four-bedrooms. The apartments should average a spacious 2,175 square feet apiece. Amenities include a 22-car automated parking garage, a residential lounge, a fitness center, bike storage space, private residential storage, a children’s playroom, an entertainment suite, and laundry facilities. Anbau Enterprises is the developer, while SHoP Architects is behind the design and architecture. Clodagh is responsible for the design of the interiors. Occupancy is expected in early 2017.
Brooklyn-based IMS Development has filed applications for two three-story, two-family residential buildings at 224-230 78th Street, in Bay Ridge, located three blocks from the 77th Street stop on the R train. Each will measure 4,050 square feet, and the apartments should average a spacious 1,405 square feet apiece. In each structure, one apartment will be located on the ground floor, while the second will span the second and third levels. There will also be a total of four off-street parking spots. Sergey Mozer’s Brooklyn-based Mozer Architect Design is the architect of record. The 60-foot-wide plot was occupied by a three-story house until April.
Brooklyn-based property owner Albert Faks has filed applications for a two-story, 27,381-square-foot commercial warehouse at 749 East 43rd Street, in southern East Flatbush, located 14 blocks from the Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The facility will host food products manufacturing space on the ground floor, and accessory office and storage space on the second floor, according to the Schedule A. The 30-foot-tall structure will rise on a 27,500-square-foot plot currently partially occupied by a single-story warehouse. Permitsto to raze the existing building haven’t been filed yet, which means the new structure will probably rise on the vacant southern portion of the property. Brooklyn-based Felix Pustylnik is the applicant of record.