Exterior work is progressing on 232 East 54th Street, a topped-out 420-foot-tall residential tower in Midtown East. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects, the 40-story structure is located between Second and Third Avenues near a number of notable buildings such as the Lipstick Building at 885 Third Avenue and the 915-foot-tall Citigroup Center, aka 610 Lexington Avenue. YIMBY last reported that Elk Investors was listed as the exclusive developer of the building, though ownership may have fully transferred to Mossanen Group and an LLC known as East 54th St. Properties.
Morris Adjmi Architects’s 29-story residential tower may soon go vertical at 550 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, following developer Hope Street Capital’s procurement of $180 million in construction financing. The building will eventually comprise 280,000 square feet including 284 apartments and about 60,000 square feet of retail area.
400 West 57th Street is an old architectural gem that stands at the western corner of West 57th Street and Ninth Avenue in the Manhattan neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. The eight-story edifice, although worn out and in need of restoration, features a beautiful fenestration of red and white brick masonry, gently bulging bay windows, arched casements, a handsome cornice with one pediment on the northern roofline, and a number of detailed running bonds showing the intricate hand laid craftsmanship. This was formally called The Windermere but has been left to deteriorate since the end of the 20th century.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 659 East 222nd Street in Wakefield, The Bronx. Located between Carpenter Avenue and White Plains Road, the interior lot is three blocks south of the 225th Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Ed Lekaj of Bond Construction is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Curtain wall installation has begun at 611 West 56th Street, aka 823 Eleventh Avenue, a 37-story condominium building in Hell’s Kitchen. Located near the Hudson River at the northwestern corner of West 56th Street and Eleventh Avenue, the 450-foot-tall project is designed by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza and is being developed by Sumaida + Khurana and LENY, with SLCE as the architect of record. Gabellini Sheppard Associates is in charge of interior designs for the 80 units.