In December, YIMBY revealed plans and possible renderings for a 51-story tower at 281 Fifth Avenue, and now permits have been filed for the high-rise condo development at the corner of 30th Street.
Arturo Muroz, the property owner of the vacant lot at 129 Taaffe Place, in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building measuring nearly 8,000 square feet. Moshe M. Friedman is the architect of record, and the site’s former two-story building was demolished in 2003.
Real Estate Weekly watched crews install the first few panels of the glassy curtain wall going in at Manhattan West‘s 450 West 33rd Street, the 16-story, 1.8-million square-foot behemoth located near Penn Station, which Brookfield Properties is renovating top-to-bottom. The transformation is costing $200 million, and this past November, the Wall Street Journal reported that JP Morgan Chase signed a 123,000 square-foot lease for one of the floors. REX Associates is designing, and completion is expected in 2016.
Building attractive affordable housing on a limited budget is an issue developers and designers throughout the city wrestle with on a daily basis. So YIMBY talked to a few architects behind innovative affordable and supportive projects about what works—materials, layouts, green features—and how proposed zoning changes might shape new buildings.