Work to prepare 270 Park Avenue for its demolition is continuing in Midtown East. Since YIMBY’s last update in late July, more scaffolding and netting have been installed on the lower section of the Modernist-style skyscraper. JPMorgan Chase is the developer of the project to tear down the 1.5-million-square-foot, 52-story tower and replace it with a 57-story supertall designed by Foster + Partners Architects, with Adamson Associates as the architect of record.
The 23-story reinforced concrete structure at 250 Fifth Avenue has topped out in NoMad. The 230-foot-tall hotel tower is located along West 28th Street directly adjacent to an 111-year-old McKim, Mead & White-designed five-story building with a landmarked façade. PBDW Architects and Perkins Eastman are the designers of the addition, which is being developed by Flaneur Hospitality.
Fogarty Finger Architecture has debuted new renderings of a nine-story residential building at 457 Grand Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The newly subdivided tax lot where the development will be located was originally designated to the Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church, constructed in 1882. Ranger Properties was allowed to proceed with construction following a $2.1 million transfer of land rights to repurpose the church’s underutilized parking lot. The development also required an approved tax lot division, which successfully passed through the Department of Buildings in 2018.
Permits have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use building at 953 Atlantic Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Located between Grand Avenue and Classon Avenue, the lot is three blocks from the Franklin Avenue subway station, serviced by the C and S trains. Efraim Weber of 86 Lefferts Corp. is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction on the Ritz Carlton Hotel at 1185 Broadway in NoMad has surpassed the podium levels and formation of the floor slabs for the main hotel portion is well underway. Located at the northern intersection of Broadway and West 28th Street, the reinforced concrete structure is set to rise 580 feet and yield 150,000 square feet of space and 250 guest rooms. The 40-story skyscraper is designed by Rafael Vinoly and developed by Marriott, Ritz Carlton Hotels, and Flag Luxury Properties. The interiors are being designed by Yabu Pushelberg.