Work is progressing on the addition and partial residential conversion of the 99-year old Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue. Originally designed by Warren and Wetmore, the 26-story structure has a rich history that includes serving as the original home of the Museum of Modern Art. The current transformation into Aman New York, a mixed-use hotel and residential property, is designed by Jean-Michel Gathy and is being developed by OKO Group. Renderings released last fall reveal the interiors of the building, which will house the Aman hotel from floors four through 24. The 22 condominiums are planned to span 95,000 square feet, for an average of more than 4,300 square feet apiece. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling sales of the 22 condominiums.
Construction is nearing completion on Bloom on Forty Fifth , a 92-unit residential building located at 500 West 45th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, is nearing the end of construction. Designed by Marvel Architects and developed by Xin Development International, the property is located between West 44th and West 45th Streets on a plot formerly occupied by a gas station. Kuafu Properties is the project manager and Leeding Builders Group is overseeing construction on the project. The property was formerly addressed as 615 Tenth Avenue.
Earlier this week, the New York Botanical Gardens and Douglaston Development announced a collaboration to complete two new affordable housing projects in The Bronx’s Bedford Park. The buildings will take shape near the northwest corner of the New York Botanical Gardens at 2856 Webster Avenue and 410 Bedford Park Boulevard.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 781 Elsmere Place in East Tremont, The Bronx. Located between Prospect Avenue and Marmion Avenue, the lot is closest to the West Farms Square – East Tremont Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Lulzim Leguci under the 781-783 Elsmere LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Renderings from Studio St Architects reveal a new 19-story tower located at 347 West 34th Street on the eastern edge of Hudson Yards, Manhattan. Described as a “SynaCondo,” the building’s typology will incorporate a portion of the existing West Side Jewish Center with a condominium volume above.