Plans for the 26,000-square-foot Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island were approved earlier this week, with crews holding a groundbreaking ceremony at the site yesterday, Curbed NY reported. The main feature of the FXFOWLE Architects-designed structure, of course, will be its museum, which will include a mural called The Liberty Star, the Immersive Theater, the Engagement Gallery, and the Inspiration Gallery. There will also be a bookstore and administrative offices. The project is a joint effort by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., and the National Park Service. Openning is expected in 2019.
A Flushing-based property owner has filed applications for twin two-story, two-family houses at 46-31 and 46-33 Bowne Street, in East Flushing. The buildings will measure 2,557 square feet each, and across both, the residential units should average 859 square feet apiece. There will be a total of two 0ff-street parking spaces. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based archirecture firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 4,750-square-foot plot is currently occupued by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in September.
Construction is nearly finished on 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential building in the Western hemisphere. Five open-air mechanical floors on the 1,396-foot-tall skyscraper will be lit every day at sunset starting Monday, and we have photos of the display.
A Queens-based property owner has filed applications for two four-story, six-unit residential buildings at 31-31 and 31-33 30th Street, in the heart of Astoria. Both buildings will measure 6,163 square feet each. Across both, the residential units should average 750 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Dezhang Fang’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot assemblage is occupied by two two-story townhouses. Demolition permits were filed in October. The Broadway stop on the N and W trains is around the block.
Whitestone-based Schwartz Management has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at 31-28 38th Street, in Astoria. The project will measure 6,413 square feet. There will be a 300-square-foot community facility on the ground floor, followed by residential units averaging 671 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Joseph Sutana’s Bayside-based architecture firm JLS Designs is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in April. The Steinway Street stop on the R and M trains is two blocks away.