Last week, the state appeals court dismissed an appeal, effectively greenlighting the American Museum of Natural History’s plans for a new educational center on the Upper West Side. According to West Side Rag, the removal of trees outside of the Museum has already begun in preparation for the 230,000-square-foot Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation. The Gilder Center will include new exhibition and learning spaces with state-of-the-art technology and access to the Museum’s world-class collections. The five-story addition to the Museum is designed by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects with Ralph Appelbaum Associates designing the exhibition experiences, and the Reed Hilderbrand firm responsible for the landscape architecture.
The Westchester County Industrial Development Agency has granted preliminary approvals for the construction of a new three-building residential complex in the Foxhurst neighborhood of Westchester County. The complex is a collaborative project between the NRP Group and RPW Group, which intend to begin construction by February 2020.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 835 Maple Street in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located between East 48th Street and Utica Avenue, the interior lot is seven city blocks south of the Utica Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2, 3, and 4 trains. Yossi Schwartz is listed as the owner behind the applications.
New renderings have been released for the upcoming 37-story condominium tower 611 West 56th Street, aka 823 Eleventh Avenue. The first project in the United States for Portuguese architect Alvaro Size, the white limestone-clad structure will rise 440 feet tall and contain 80 units. The rectangular site is located at the corner of West 56th Street and Eleventh Avenue and is being developed by Sumaida + Khurana and LENY.
Construction at 500 West 25th Street is now topped out and the installation of glass panels in the curtain wall is almost complete. GF55 Partners is the architect of record for the ten-story building while GDS Development is the developer. The site is located next to the High Line at the corner of West 25th Street and Tenth Avenue.