A recent split 2-2 vote by the Board of Standards and Appeals upheld the city’s Department of Buildings’ approval for 50 West 66th Street, which will become the Upper West Side’s tallest building. Local NIMBY group Landmark West was defeated in its assertion that developer Extell wrongly used mechanical space to bump up the 775-foot-tall height of the project without taking into consideration floor area restrictions.
Construction has topped out on Maverick, a two-building, 210-foot-tall residential project at 215 West 28th Street in Chelsea. Located between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue, the 20-story development is designed by DXA Architects and being developed by HAP Investments, and consists of abutting buildings spanning over 300,000 square feet. The structurally identical reinforced concrete superstructures are addressed as 215-219 West 28th Street and 221-229 West 28th Street.
In an unexpected reveal, the project team behind a long-announced eight-story residential building in Flatbush, Brooklyn has yet again changed. Located at 100 Lenox Road, the latest renderings credit Samuel Wieder as the executive architect, Beitel Group as the developer, and Input Creative Studio as the interior design team.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 680 Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Meeker Avenue and Lorimer Street, the lot is four blocks north of the Lorimer Street subway station, serviced by the L train. Cheskie Weiss under the 680 Lorimer LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction is approaching the final floors of the NoMad Ritz Carlton Hotel. Located at 1185 Broadway at the northern intersection of West 28th Street, the reinforced concrete structure will soon top out at 580 feet tall, yielding 150,000 square feet 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.