Permits have been filed for a 25-story hotel at 319 West 35th Street in Hudson Yards, Manhattan. Located between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue, the interior lot is one block north of 34th Street-Penn Station, serviced by the A, C, and E trains. Wei Hong Hu under the H Hotel LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction on the foundations of 555 West 22nd Street in Chelsea are moving quickly. The development is being designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects while SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. Related is the developer of the Hudson River-facing project. It is located along the corner of West Street and West 22nd Street and will rival the height of Norman Foster’s adjacent residential tower to the south at 555 West 21st Street. 39 units are set to be created, averaging around 2,245 square feet apiece.
One Times Square, aka the Times Tower, is one of the most photographed buildings in the world. Millions of tourists from across the country and around the world constantly take photos of Times Square, formerly called Longacre Square, and the flashing digital advertisements that run nonstop year round. Even more view it during the annual ball drop and lighting of the four numbers at the start of every year since 1904. The culturally iconic and economically famous 25-story skyscraper stands 363 feet tall and is in the midst of getting a 21st century makeover. Six giant screens that once lit the slender northern wall have been taken down and will be consolidated into one 350-foot-tall LED panel. Jamestown is the owner of the property. One Times Square can be touted as the most expensive and lucrative place on the planet to advertise.
New York-based Gene Kaufman’s design studio is responsible for more than 50 hotels and dozens of commercial properties across New York City. Together with Onboard Hospitality, LLC, Kaufman’s latest project is currently under construction at 36 West 38th Street in Midtown, Manhattan, and will debut as Jade Hotel.
Permits have been filed for a six-story apartment building at 63-86 Wetherole Street in Rego Park, Queens. Located between 63rd Road and 64th Road, the lot is three blocks south of the 63 Drive-Rego Park subway station, serviced by the M and R trains. Jie Li under the 2018 Li Lin Realty, LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.