Today the Landmarks Preservation Commission will hear proposals from Hermès of Paris to renovate a historic structure at 706 Madison Avenue in Manhattan’s Upper East Side Historic District. Built in 1921, the five-story Neo-Federal style building comprises approximately 40,000 square feet and includes two outdoor terraces. The scope of renovation includes the replacement of existing windows, doors, and metal railings.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 707 Willoughby Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Located between 75th Street and 76th Street, the interior lot is a five-minute walk to the Myrtle Avenue-Broadway subway station, serviced by the J, M, and Z trains. Vision Development under the Vision Estates Holdings is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 53-20 90th Street in Elmhurst, Queens. Located at the intersection of 54th Avenue and 90th Street, the corner lot is a short walk to the Grand Avenue-Newtown subway station, serviced by the E, M, and R trains. Li Qi Lin under the 53-20 90th Street Realty LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Exterior work has been progressing rapidly at One Willoughby Square, a 495-foot-tall office skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn. Alternately addressed as 420 Albee Square, the façade paneling has reached the parapet of the 34-story office skyscraper, which is designed by FXCollaborative and developed by JEMB Realty. The project will debut as the tallest new office building in Brooklyn and will yield 500,000 square feet of Class A office space. Gilbane Building Company is in charge of the ongoing construction.
Construction is moving along on 291 Livingston Street, a 22-story hotel in Downtown Brooklyn. The 189-foot-tall structure is designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and is being developed by Aview Equities and Hello Living, which purchased the narrow plot for $11.1 million. The hotel is planned to contain 100 guest rooms and a ground-floor beer garden.