A large consortium of non-profit and private developers has revealed extensive proposals to construct two new affordable housing buildings on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. If the proposals and required zoning amendments are approved, the new structures would break ground at 151-165 Broome Street within an existing mixed-use complex referred to as Seward Park Extension.
Exterior work is progressing on 1100 Avenue of the Americas, a 15-story office building at the corner of West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, directly across from Bryant Park. Brookfield Properties is the developer of the 386,190-square-foot structure, which is receiving an interior renovation and façade redesign by MdeAS Architects. As revealed in renderings released last fall, the new glass curtain wall will be much lighter and more transparent than the original reflective envelope. The property will contain 357,940 square feet of commercial office space and 11,239 square feet of ground-floor retail area. Aecom Tishman is the general contractor.
Permits have been filed for an 11-story commercial building at 167 Plymouth Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Jay Street and Plymouth Street, the corner lot is also address as 29 Jay Street. Three blocks north is the Jay Street subway station, serviced by the F train. Edward J. Minskoff Equities under the Jay Street Office LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction appears to have stalled at 128 East 28th Street, an eight-story, ten-unit building in NoMad. Not much progress has occurred since our last update in late December, when the reinforced concrete superstructure was nearing topping out, and work has yet to begin on the undulating metal and glass curtain wall. TRA Studio is the designer and Sinha Development is the developer of the 80-foot-tall, 21,038-square-foot project.
Permits have been filed for a four-story non-profit institution with sleeping accommodations at 1816 Washington Avenue in Tremont, The Bronx. Located between East 175th Street and East 176th Street, the interior lot is closest to the Tremont Avenue subway station, serviced by the B and D trains. Eric Koch of Practice of Peace Foundation Inc. is listed as the owner behind the applications.