Construction is several stories above street level and rising at 450 Eleventh Avenue, a 487-foot-tall, 531-room hotel from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in Hudson Yards. Designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Group, the 43-story tower is one of several new high-rise projects ascending to the north of Related Companies‘ first phase of Hudson Yards, across from the Jacob K. Javits Center. The boom in construction is gradually transforming this previously underdeveloped area of Midtown West into a thriving mixed-use destination.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is currently reviewing proposals to construct a five-story office building at 72 Grand Street in the Soho Cast Iron Historic District of Manhattan. The site currently sits vacant with frontage along both Grand and Wooster Streets. If approved, the new building will top out at nearly 88 feet including all required mechanicals.
YIMBY recently sat down with Jerry Pi, of the eponymous Pi Capital Partners, whose principals are comprised of Jerry and his father. From developing affordable and market-rate housing in the Outer Boroughs, to a new skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan just steps from the Empire State Building, the firm’s activities in New York City have been extensive. Today’s interview covers the firm’s origins, the importance of transportation and infrastructure improvements to a functioning Midtown Manhattan, and what may be next in store for Queens, with the imminent completion of both JFK and LaGuardia’s renovations and expansions.
Work is in full swing at Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza, a small park in the Financial District. Bound by Greenwich Street to the west, Edgar Street to the north, and Trinity Place to the east, the project involves the unification of two public spaces that were formerly divided by an exit lane from the Hugh L. Cary Tunnel. George Vellonakis is the landscape architect of the park, which is named for the late Downtown Alliance president Elizabeth Berger, who passed away in 2013.
Sales have launched for 101 West 14th Street, a 13-story residential project from ODA’s New York design studio on the border of Chelsea and Greenwich Village. Developed by Gemini Rosemont, the structure will yield 44 condominium residences. Nestseekers International’s Serhant Team is leading the sales and marketing of the units, which start at $1.35 million for a one-bedroom home.