While the Downtown Brooklyn construction boom’s biggest impact will be the addition of residential space, its effects on the streetscape are also going to be significant, and few projects will be more significant to the pedestrian experience than 286 Ashland Place. The building, which is being designed by TEN Arquitectos and developed by Two Trees, will soon stand 32 stories tall, but its significant presence at the street level is already becoming apparent, per the latest photos from Tectonic.
After the Port Authority tried and failed to find a developer to build over the Lincoln Tunnel approach on West 33rd Street, they’ve decided to develop part of the site themselves. The agency has filed plans to erect a nine-story residential building on a parking lot at 431 West 33rd Street, overlooking a depressed stretch of roadway that runs between 10th and 11th Avenues.
The city isn’t planning to extend the subway down Utica Avenue in Flatbush anytime soon, but if we see more projects like 824 East New York Avenue, the administration might need to give it serious thought.
A two-story addition to an old four-story factory appears to be topped-out at 85 Attorney Street, on the Lower East Side, per Bowery Boogie. Once complete, the six-story, 10,000 square-foot residential building will contain 11 units averaging 909 square feet apiece. A roof terrace will be located above the sixth floor. Morris Platt is the developer, and Joseph Pell Lombardi is reportedly the architect of record, although Yoram Finkelstein is listed as the latest applicant on permits. Completion in 2016 seems likely.
YIMBY reported on the initial applications filed in January of 2014 for a 33-story mixed-use building at 12-20 West 40th Street, on Bryant Park, and the project’s latest renderings surfaced last spring after multiple redesigns. Now, The New York Times has more details, stating the 33-story structure will contain roughly 230 hotel rooms from floors two through 15, and 57 condos beginning on the 16th floor. Retail space and a restaurant will operate on the ground floor. HFZ Capital Group is developing, while British architect David Chipperfield is designing, and sales are expected to begin this October, with completion scheduled for early 2017.