Yesterday the New York State’s Appellate Division, First Department, unanimously ruled in favor of 200 Amsterdam Avenue‘s developers, SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan America, and the construction of the Upper West Side’s current tallest skyscraper. The First Department ruling affirmed the building permits for the Elkus Manfredi Architects-designed structure, which stands 668 feet tall. It also serves as a win for the City of New York, while overturning the lower court’s February 2020 trial court ruling, which had sought to retroactively apply a draft zoning interpretation calling for a reduction in height for the 52-story tower.
The Africa Center has commissioned Caples Jefferson Architects to complete new spaces within the property to support a lush calendar of exhibitions, performances, and educational events. Located at 1280 Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side, Manhattan, The Africa Center occupies 70,000 square feet of the building and is spread across three floors.
Permits have been filed for a 33-story mixed-use building at 12 East 37th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Located between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, the interior lot is five blocks south of the Bryant Park subway station, serviced by the B, D, F, M, and 7 trains. Yusuf Bildirici of B&F Management, under the 12-14 E37th Street Development Corp., is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 20 East 110th Street in East Harlem, Manhattan. Located at the intersection of East 110th Street and Madison Avenue, the corner lot is two blocks west of the 110th Street subway station, serviced by the 6 train and two blocks east of the 110 Street station at Central Park North, serviced by the 2 and 3 trains. A&R Properties under the 1650 Madison Holdings LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Work is moving along on the re-cladding of 660 Fifth Avenue, a 39-story commercial building in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Brookfield Properties, the project involves the complete overhaul of the 64-year-old structure, which was originally designed by Carson & Lundin and formerly addressed as 666 Fifth Avenue, replacing its mid-century exterior with a modern glass enclosure. The 1.5-million-square-foot property is located between West 52nd and 53rd Streets.