Developer and entrepreneur Ian Schrager has commissioned two public art projects that have debuted at 20 Times Square, aka 701 Seventh Avenue. The site is home of the EDITION, a newly opened high-end hotel and is one of the newest buildings to be built at the crossroads of the world. The building is also home to one of the largest LED screens in the world. The billboard art is being curated by multimedia design studio Sila Sveta. One of the videos will show an interactive robotic installation that pays homage to Alexander McQueens’ Spring runway show from 1999. The LED board is located on the lower floors of the hotel which sits at the northeastern corner of West 47th Street and Seventh Avenue.
In an exclusive reveal, SL Development has unveiled the first renderings of a new, six-story residence at 580 Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Formerly known as 589 Metropolitan Avenue, the 74-foot-tall structure will yield 13,500 square feet, with 1,090 square feet of ground-floor retail, and 8,800 square feet allocated for residential use.
Permits have been recently filed for a new nine-story mixed-use residential and commercial building at 4720 Third Avenue in Belmont, The Bronx. Ismael Leyva Architects is the designer of the nearly 190,500-square-foot project. Canas Solutions, Inc. is the filing representative while Cactus Holdings, Inc. is the owner of the 35,606-square-foot site. The project sits on a corner lot and is located south of Fordham University. It also sits very close to the Fordham Metro-North train station. The B and D train can be accessed at the Fordham Road subway station, which is only five minutes to the west.
Permits were filed for a new four-story apartment building at 2261 Watson Avenue in Unionport, The Bronx. The site is located across from Havemeyer Playground and sits near East 177th Street and the Cross Bronx Expressway. The closest subway station is Parkchester on the 6 train. There will be a total of eight dwellings within the 7,120-square-foot masonry structure. Each one will be just under 900 square feet, so they will most likely be rentals. The building will eventually rise 40 feet when completed.
On the heels of the topping-out of The XI’s second tower, YIMBY attended the official ceremony for the milestone hosted by the project’s architect Bjarke Ingels, offering a first look at the sweeping views from the top of the complex. The 908,250-square-foot development stands next to the High Line in Chelsea and is now the tallest set of buildings in the neighborhood. The first 30-story skyscraper sitting closer to the Hudson River reached the 402-foot-tall roof parapet last year. The shorter 20-story, 300-foot-tall sibling climbed to its pinnacle just a couple weeks ago. HFZ Capital Group is the developer of the project. Omnibuild is in charge of constructing this new icon for New York City.