Our last update on 111 West 57th Street covered the removal of the exterior hoist on the northern elevation of the 1,428-foot Midtown supertall. Now, the construction crane is rapidly being disassembled from the southern face of the world’s most slender structure. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development, Property Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners, 111 West 57th Street features a height-to-width ratio of 24:1 and will yield 60 units designed by Studio Sofield and marketed by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing. The project is located on Billionaires’ Row between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, almost perfectly aligned with the center line of Central Park.
Construction has topped out on 251 West 14th Street, an 11-story residential project in Chelsea. Designed by Isay Weinfeld and FORM4 Design Studio PLLC and constructed by Pizzarotti, the property is located along West 14th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues and will yield 25 condominium units.
The Union Theological Seminary is working with architect Beyer Blinder Belle to complete accessibility upgrades to the historic campus in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. Scope of work in this phase of renovation focuses on entryways into the Brown Memorial Tower, a landmarked structure at the southeast corner of the campus.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 260 Knickerbocker Avenue, a ten-story mixed-use building in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The 51,686-square-foot development is designed by ND Architecture and will yield 53 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 12 units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $63,429 to $167,570.
Construction is now complete on Lantern House, a pair of residential buildings straddling the High Line at 515 West 18th Street in Chelsea. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick with SLCE Architects as the architect of record and developed by Related Companies, the 10- and 22-story structures yield a total of 181 residential units with sales and marketing led by Related Sales LLC and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group. Lantern House is bound by Tenth Avenue the east, West 18th Street to the south, West 19th Street to the north, and Frank Gehry’s IAC Building immediately to the west.