YIMBY checked in on 665 Fifth Avenue, the site of a forthcoming David Chipperfield Architects-designed headquarters for Rolex. The Midtown lot sits at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and East 53rd Street and is currently occupied by a 12-story structure that was built in the 1970s. This International Style building will be torn down to make way for the new 25-story edifice, which will feature a contemporary design of irregularly stacked boxes clad in glass.
BKSK Architects recently returned to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) with proposals to renovate and expand an aging low-rise building in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village Historic District. Located at 21 Greenwich Avenue, the corner property could eventually support a ground-floor restaurant and five floors of residential area.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 30-85 31st Street in Astoria, Queens. Located between 30th Drive and 31st Avenue, the interior lot is one block from the 30th Avenue subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. Bo Lin under the 3085 31st Street Property LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a five-story residential building at 43-18 214th Place in Bayside, Queens. Located between 43rd Avenue and Northern Boulevard, the interior lot is a short walk to the Bayside train station for the LIRR, on the Port Washington line. Andy Bassaly under the 214 Place LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Excavation and pilings are progressing for Strata Tower, Bjarke Ingels Group‘s 34-story commercial office skyscraper at 3 West 29th Street in NoMad. Formerly known as 29th & 5th, the project is being developed by HFZ Capital Group and is slated to top out at 551 feet, making it one of the tallest structures in Midtown below the Empire State Building. Pavarini McGovern, LLC is the general contractor for the nearly 300,000-square-foot development.