Construction has topped out at The West, a full-block residential development at 547 West 47th Street in Hell’s Kitchen. Designed by Concrete and developed by Ironstate Development, CB Developers, and SK Development Group, the 12-story structure spans 30,000 square feet. The rectangular lot, which is located between West 47th Street and West 48th Street, was purchased for $93 million in the summer of 2018. Concrete also did the interior design.
New York’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is currently reviewing proposals for new marquees and retail storefronts on the ground floor of the historic Paramount Building in Times Square. The 33-story structure is located at 1501 Broadway at the corner of 43rd Street and currently contains New York City’s only Hard Rock Cafe, ground-floor retail, and office space on the upper levels.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 172-02 Hillside Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. Located at the intersection of Hillside Avenue and 172nd Street, the corner lot is a couple blocks from the 169th Street subway station, serviced by the E and F trains. Ben Kaftari under the Elanot LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 531 Classon Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Located between Putnam Avenue and Fulton Street, the interior lot is two blocks from the Franklin Avenue subway station, serviced by the A and C trains. Haitao Bian of Y&L Classon Corp is listed as the owner behind the applications.
YIMBY checked in on 665 Fifth Avenue, the site of a forthcoming David Chipperfield Architects-designed headquarters for Rolex. The Midtown lot sits at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and East 53rd Street and is currently occupied by a 12-story structure that was built in the 1970s. This International Style building will be torn down to make way for the new 25-story edifice, which will feature a contemporary design of irregularly stacked boxes clad in glass.