YIMBY recently went on a hard hat tour of the upper floors of Jean Nouvel’s 53 West 53rd Street residential skyscraper. The uniquely tapered diagrid structure is topped out at 1,050 feet with the façade almost entirely installed. The supertall is being developed by Hines, while SLCE Architects and Adamson Associates are the architects of record. The condominiums are being marketed by Corcoran Sunshine.
Excavation is beginning at 199 Chrystie Street for what will become a 14-story, 39,188 square-foot condominium tower with full-floor residences. R. Wade Johnson Design is listed as the architect of record for the the development, which is located on the Lower East Side near the corner of Chrystie Street and Stanton Street. KD Sagamore Capital is the owner and developer, and purchased the property for $20 million. The site was previously occupied by two buildings, 199 and 201 Chrystie Street, whose demolition was completed earlier this year.
The defunct Joseph A. Muller Army Reserve Center in The Bronx will soon provide 90 units of affordable housing exclusively marketed to formerly homeless military veterans and low-income households.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 42 Devoe Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street, the through lot is one block south of the Metropolitan Avenue-Lorimer Street subway station, serviced by the G and L trains. Peter Sansone under the 42 Devoe Street LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Scaffolding for 250 West 81st Street on the Upper West Side has been completely dismantled. The exterior limestone and brick curtain wall at the corner of West 81st Street and Broadway fully stands out in the sunlight. The 209-foot-tall residential tower is designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects and developed by Alchemy Properties while Stribling Marketing Associates manages sales. The 18-story structure yields 31 condominiums, averaging 2,700 square feet apiece. There are two- to five-bedroom units with prices ranging from $3.8 million to $15.7 million. The site is located two blocks from the 1 train at the 79th Street subway station.