Construction has topped out on two buildings within La Central, a 1.1-million-square-foot development in the South Bronx. Designed in collaboration by MHG Architects, FXCollaborative, and Future Green Studio, the new structures represent the second phase of La Central’s three-phase masterplan.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 44 Elizabeth Street in Chinatown, Manhattan. Located between Canal Street and Hester Street, the lot is two blocks south of the Grand Street subway station, serviced by the B and D trains and four blocks east of the Canal Street station, serviced by the J and Z trains. Heng Sang Realty Corp is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 2555 West 16th Street in Gravesend, Brooklyn. Located between Bay 50th Street and Avenue Z, the lot is near the Bay 50th Street subway station, serviced by the D train. Yue Day Li under the De Chang Development LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Work is underway to prepare 685 Fifth Avenue for a 100,000-square-foot office-to-condominium conversion. The first batch of scaffolding has been assembled on the northern profile of the address, and a green scaffold board runs along the top of the retail section. The 20-story building will eventually be a 30-story building, with ten additional floors to be built atop the current roof parapet. The residential component will comprise 69 condos, to be managed by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. SHVO is the property developer and has partnered with BLG Holdings and Deutsche Financial to spend $135 million on the expansion and conversion of the property, which will stand 350 feet tall and rise 30 stories when complete. Marin was the architect of record and the design architect, with March & White handling the interior design. Brookfield Properties is in charge of marketing the Fifth Avenue retail space.
Construction crews are putting the final exterior touches on 10 East 30th Street, a new 20-story hotel located in NoMad between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue. The reinforced concrete structure was shrouded in a thick layer of netting during its construction, but this has recently been removed revealing a sleek glass curtain wall. The upper floors have a mix of sloped glass and setbacks that may make room for outdoor terrace space. Baobab Architects is the designer of the project.