The reinforced concrete structure for the 203-room Aloft Hotel at 132 West 28th Street is close to topping out in Chelsea. Peter Poon Architects is the designer and Frank Ng is the developer of the 326-foot-tall, 32-story tower, which is located between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue.
Local developer Read Property Group has received approval on permits filed for a new seven-story residential building in Inwood, Manhattan. The development is located at 140 Hillside Avenue with architectural design by J Frankl Associates.
Permits have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use building at 58 Vanderbilt Avenue near the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn. Also addressed as 205 Park Avenue, the site is located between Flushing Avenue and Park Avenue and is five blocks from the Clinton-Washington Avenues subway station, serviced by the G train. Brooklyn developer Bruchy Lefkowitz under the 462 Lexington Ave LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Work on 56 Leonard Street‘s amorphous mirrored “bean” sculpture has begun. The artwork sits at the base of Tribeca‘s tallest residential skyscraper designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Hill West Architects, and is the work of Anish Kapoor, the creator behind Chicago’s chrome steel-plated Cloud Gate and the ArcelorMittal Orbit from the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Construction workers are beginning to place the first portions of the bean into position with multiple sections arriving on site.
Construction is progressing quickly on the 46-story, dual-brand Marriott Hotel at 140 West 28th Street in Chelsea. Installation of the windows on the northern and southern elevations of the topped-out structure is almost entirely completed, and work should begin soon on the metallic cladding that will cover the remainder of the curtain wall. The 470-foot-tall tower is designed by Gene Kaufman Architect for the McSam Hotel Group and will contain 173,000 square feet of newly built space. Omnibuild is in charge of the construction, and its banner is displayed over the building’s future entrance along West 28th Street.