Construction on the new 26,000 square foot Statue of Liberty Museum, located on the western side of Liberty Island, topped off in December 2017. Already ahead of schedule, it is set to open to the public in May 2019. The $70 million project, designed by FXCollaborative and ESI Design and built by Phelps Construction Group, features a steel structural frame, a new elevated concrete foundation, and a green roof. All of this comes as part of the new design that was revealed in October 2016 by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and the United States Department of the Interior.
Permits were filed in March for a new building at 1728 Townsend Avenue in the Mount Hope neighborhood of The Bronx. Now, we have a first look at the elevation, with design by Badaly Architects. The project will be a six-story masonry building sporting the firm’s typical look.
Originally constructed in 1915, a multi-unit residential building will soon replace the extant structure at 154 East 38th Street, in Murray Hill, Manhattan.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 3405 Farragut Road in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The site is seven blocks away from the Flatbush Avenue subway station, end of the line for the 2 and 5 trains, and a central commercial intersection. Rubin Berish is responsible for the development.
Last week, we toured 90 Morton Street, a 12-story building in the West Village that is being converted from warehouse to condominiums. Construction is moving along quickly, with the major structural additions now complete. Brack Capital Real Estate is responsible for the development, having purchased the site in 2014 for $105 million. YIMBY sat down with the project’s team to discuss the evolution of the southwest West Village, the challenges involved in converting and expanding a historic warehouse, and expectations for the neighborhood’s future.