Metals in Construction is launching a competition to reclad 200 Park Avenue, a.k.a the MetLife Building, which is situated directly behind Grand Central Terminal. Architects and engineers are being asked to submit plans for an updated, eco-friendly and efficient façade that would also retain the building’s heritage. 200 Park is a hulking 58-story, 3-million square-foot office building completed in 1963. Submissions are due February 1st, 2016, and $15,000 will be awarded to the team with the most innovative design.
After revealing the first rendering for the building, YIMBY reported on the summer ground-breaking of 472 Atlantic Avenue/465 Pacific Street, in Boerum Hill, and now The New York Times has a day-time image of the project, along with new details. Condominiums will come in one- to five-bedroom configurations, though the majority will be family-sized with three bedrooms, measuring roughly 1,400 square feet apiece. Stribling Marketing Associates is the broker, Avery Hall Investments and ARIA Development Group are developing, and Morris Adjmi Architects is designing, with completion currently anticipated for the winter of 2017.
The longtime shopping hub at the corner of Flatbush and Nostrand Avenues in Flatbush has attracted a slew of major commercial tenants in recent years, including Target and Blink Fitness. Now it looks like the area will get even more retail at 2251 Nostrand Avenue, just south of the 600,000-square-foot Triangle Junction mall that helped kickstart the neighborhood’s commercial renewal when it opened in 2008.
David Frank, of Cityscape Build, has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 1224-1226 41st Street, in northern Borough Park, four blocks from the Fort Hamilton Parkway stop on the D train. The building will measure 9,615 square feet in total, which means units will average 1,602 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Rockland County-based Kenneth Thomas is the architect of record, and two existing two-story townhouses must first be demolished.
Williamsburg-based BL Realty has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 182 Jefferson Street, in northern Bushwick, five blocks north of the M train’s stop at Central Avenue. The building will total 6,468 square feet, and units will average 809 square feet apiece, with a fourth floor residence that extends to a “fifth-floor” penthouse. Rego Park-based Diego Aguilera is the architect of record, and an existing recessed two-story house must first be demolished.