400 West 57th Street is an old architectural gem that stands at the western corner of West 57th Street and Ninth Avenue in the Manhattan neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. The eight-story edifice, although worn out and in need of restoration, features a beautiful fenestration of red and white brick masonry, gently bulging bay windows, arched casements, a handsome cornice with one pediment on the northern roofline, and a number of detailed running bonds showing the intricate hand laid craftsmanship. This was formally called The Windermere but has been left to deteriorate since the end of the 20th century.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 659 East 222nd Street in Wakefield, The Bronx. Located between Carpenter Avenue and White Plains Road, the interior lot is three blocks south of the 225th Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Ed Lekaj of Bond Construction is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Curtain wall installation has begun at 611 West 56th Street, aka 823 Eleventh Avenue, a 37-story condominium building in Hell’s Kitchen. Located near the Hudson River at the northwestern corner of West 56th Street and Eleventh Avenue, the 450-foot-tall project is designed by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza and is being developed by Sumaida + Khurana and LENY, with SLCE as the architect of record. Gabellini Sheppard Associates is in charge of interior designs for the 80 units.
Construction has kicked off on a five-story, 43-unit apartment building at 445 Vanderbilt Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Loketch Group, the project’s primary developer, released renderings of the property early last year from Marvel Architects. The Meral Property Group is credited as co-developer of the project.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 2069 Honeywell Avenue in West Farms, The Bronx. Located between East 179th Street and East 180th Street, the interior lot is a short walk to the West Farms Square-East Tremont Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. A. Biller under the 2069 Honeywell LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.