This past summer, mysterious soil and bedrock tests were conducted at 200 Amsterdam Avenue, between 69th and 70th Streets on the Upper West Side, and now SJP Properties, partnered with Japan-based Mitsui Fudosan, is in contract to purchase the property for nearly $300 million. The site has nearly 400,000 square feet of air rights, and the developers plan to build a 55-story condominium tower, which could reportedly be one of the tallest in the neighborhood. An existing former religious structure must first be demolished.
Within the past few months, motorists on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and nearby residents witnessed the rise of a tower crane to the east of the Kosciuszko Bridge, followed by two concrete pillars. They are seeing the progress on the east span of the Kosciuszko Bridge Replacement, the city’s first major new bridge since the Verrazano-Narrows opened over half a century ago in 1964.
Earlier this year, Glacier Global Partners received approval from the LPC to convert the 10-story former warehouse at 10 Jay Street, in Dumbo, into a 46 condominiums, but now the developer is planning a completely commercial building, with roughly 200,000 square feet of offices and retail spaces. The conversion will retain the approved exterior changes, which had been designed by ODA Architecture. CBRE is marketing the commercial spaces, according to The Real Deal.
Back in June, the 22-story, 176-key Aloft Hotel, underway at 27-45 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City, was up to the fourth floor. Since then, construction has progressed quickly, and the structure now stands 18 stories, per The Court Square Blog. The building will measure 68,160 square feet in total, and will front Hunter Street with an eight-story component. Gene Kaufman is designing, and completion is expected next spring.
Early last month, the residential conversion of the 24-story commercial building at 212 Fifth Avenue, in NoMad, was underway, and now Curbed has uncovered new exterior and interior renderings of the project. Forty-eight condominiums are being carved out of the existing structure, and the units will be large, with some measuring 1,500 square feet, and larger configurations measuring north of 4,000 square feet. Madison Equities and Thor Equities are developing, while Helpern Architects is designing. Sales have already launched, and completion is expected next spring.