The Landmarks Preservation Commission is scheduled to review a proposal to partially renovate and repurpose the ground floor areas of the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank in Lower Manhattan into an immersive digital museum and gallery. Titled “Hall Des Lumieres,” the exhibition would feature 3D projections of the works of famed Austrian painter Gustav Klimt and would require architectural modifications to both the building’s façade and landmarked interiors.
YIMBY took a quick look at the current state of 21 Greenwich Avenue. Proposals from BKSK Architects call for a renovation of the 179-year-old corner property and the construction of an attached five-story edifice that would replace an abutting one-story structure. The new building will have a mixed façade of floor-to-ceiling glass, steel details, and brick masonry. The design firm previously submitted its plans to the Landmarks Preservation Commission and is awaiting approval. Higgins Quasebarth & Partners is credited as the preservation consultant for 21 Greenwich Avenue.
Maverick’s distinctive charcoal and white curtain wall panels are rising up the 210-foot-tall residential project at 215 West 28th Street in Chelsea. Located between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue, the development consists of an identical pair of topped-out, 20-story buildings. The project, which is alternately addressed as 215-219 West 28th Street and 221-229 West 28th Street, is designed by DXA Architects and developed by HAP Investments and will yield more than 300,000 square feet.
Local developer and consulting agent Metro Futures has quietly revealed a new mixed-use residential building in Morrisania, The Bronx that could yield up to 261 residential units. Marin Architects is responsible for the design and the preliminary renderings. Permits for the development at 1041 Prospect Avenue have not been filed with the New York City Department of Buildings.
Permits have been filed for a nine-story residential building at 1010 Pacific Street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Located between Grand Avenue and Classon Avenue, the interior lot is three blocks from the Franklin Avenue subway station, serviced by the C and S trains. Solomon Schwimmer under the 1010 Pacific Owner LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications. Previous plans by AVO Construction called for an 11-story mixed-use building with retail, community facility space, and a mix of market rate and affordable units.