Construction on 425 Park Avenue in Midtown is charging ahead toward completion, with the upper floors now taking shape. The 47-story, 897-foot-tall building is designed by Norman Foster, head of Foster + Partners, and is being developed by L&L Holding Company LLC. Adamson Associates is the architect of record. The final major elements yet to be assembled are the three glass fins that will stand atop the flat roof parapet. This architectural detail will define the tower among the surrounding buildings, especially when illuminated at night.
Plans for a Lenox Hill Hospital expansion have been in the works for sometime now, and renderings show a 41-story residential building on part of the hospital’s Upper East Side property. This 490-foot-tall condominium tower will sit on the corner of East 76th Street and Park Avenue and include about 200 units, while a second 30-story tower will be built on the opposite Park Avenue corner at East 77th Street. This structure will include a “mother-baby” hospital wing as well as operating rooms, patient rooms, and programmable shared community spaces. The proposal calls for a total of 1.3 million square feet, up from the hospital’s current 780,000 square feet at 100 East 77th Street.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has unanimously approved an expansion within Packer Collegiate Institute’s historic Brooklyn Heights campus. Designed by PBDW Architects, plans include the construction of a large addition to an existing garden house at 170 Joralemon Street.
Sales have officially launched for 12 homes at 362 Van Brunt Street, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Dubbed
The Van Brunt, the four-story, 60-foot-tall building consists of two-bedroom units that each have two bathrooms and private balconies with prices ranging from $895,000 to $1,100,000. Arcons Design Studio is the architect of record for the nearly 20,000-square-foot project. YIMBY last reported an inclusion of just over 1,000 square feet of commercial space and about 1,355 square feet of ground-floor community facilities. The Patty LaRocco Team at Douglas Elliman is handling sales.
The last week of May saw momentous progress on the construction of the West Thames Street pedestrian bridge. The steel structure was finally lifted and welded into place above West Street. The bridge is designed by WXY Architecture, which worked in conjunction with engineering consultant Weidlinger Associates. This span will replace the temporary Rector Street bridge just a short walk to the north and connect Battery Park City with the Financial District. Skanska is in charge of the active construction site. Funding and support for the project is being provided by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Battery Park City Authority.