YIMBY checked in on 159 West 48th Street in Times Square, the site of the first Hard Rock Hotel in New York City, where work appears to have stopped. Thick planks of wood can be spotted covering the exposed steel rebar protruding from the completed reinforced concrete foundations. The project is designed by Berg + Moss Architects and is being developed by Extell and Hard Rock International.
Shorewood Real Estate Group recently celebrated the commencement of construction at 160-05 Archer Avenue, a 24-story mixed-use development in Jamaica, Queens. Designed by Hill West Architects, the building will officially debut as One Archer Avenue.
Permits have been filed for a 30-story mixed-use building at 232 East Broadway on the Lower East Side, Manhattan. Located between Clinton Street and Montgomery Street, the lot is one block east of the East Broadway subway station, serviced by the F train. Round Square Development is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Preparations have begun for demolition at 3041 Broadway, aka 100 Claremont Avenue, to clear the way for a 42-story mixed-use condominium designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects. Located between West 120th and 122nd Streets in Morningside Heights among the historic Union Theological Seminary complex, the project is being developed by L&M Development Partners and Lendlease, with SLCE Architects as the architect of record.
The reinforced concrete slabs and columns of the Riu Hotel continue to rise at 145 West 47th Street near Times Square. Berg + Moss Architects is the designer and Tribeach Holdings is the developer of the 343-room hotel, which will eventually reach 27 stories and encompass 141,500 square feet of newly built space.