YIMBY noted in January of this year that the Durst Organization’s 32-story, 709-unit mixed-use building at 625 West 57th Street was nearly topped out, and now the project is structurally complete and receiving its final curtain wall, per DesignBoom. The building, which has a pinnacle 467 feet above street level, was designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, and has been dubbed Via. Completion is expected in the coming months, and YIMBY has chronicled the project’s construction since the start, with updates as far back as August 2013.
YIMBY has noticed all kinds of interesting conversions in the industrial area between Morgan Avenue and Jefferson Avenue in Buswhick, where restrictive zoning and rising rents have led landlords to consider transforming old warehouses into night clubs and artist studios. But today we spotted unusual plans for a theater conversion at 383 Troutman Street, in the part of the neighborhood defined by its colorful street art and a growing stretch of bars and restaurants.
Newburg, N.Y.-based Issac Laufer has filed applications for a seven-story, single-family residence at 200 Parkville Avenue, in southern Kensington, ninety feet in from Ocean Parkway. The building will measure an enormous 9,980 square feet, standing 80 feet to the roof, and will feature five parking spaces for automobiles in the cellar. Charles Mallea’s Williamsburg-based M Architecture is the architect of record, and a two-story house must first be demolished.
This past summer, DNAinfo reported that the dilapidated two-story church at 215 West 122nd Street in Harlem was going to be demolished, and now applications have been filed for the site’s replacement. Yaniv Zohar has filed for a six-story, six-unit residential building measuring a total 8,881 square feet. The full-floor units will likely be condos, averaging 1,480 square feet apiece. The top-floor unit will also feature a seventh-floor penthouse. Arnold Montag’s Great Neck-based AM/PM Design & Consulting is the architect of record.
YoungWoo & Associates and RXR Realty have presented updated plans for the renovation of Pier 57, an abandoned 560,000 square-foot former waterway terminal, near the Meatpacking District. According to Curbed, the rooftop will operate as a 1.8-acre public park, with 13,399 square feet of green space, a restaurant pavilion and wooden stadium. It was also previously reported a 100,000 square-foot food court is planned, and Google is expected to take 250,000 square feet of office space. A public hearing on the project is expected in the coming months. Completion is slated for 2017.