After nearly a decade of anticipation, false starts and design changes, 855 6th Avenue is nearing completion. The 479-foot-tall tower has finally taken its place on the burgeoning Midtown South skyline, and upon completion it will fill the missing link between Herald Square to the north and the hybrid Chelsea/NoMad district to the south. The Durst Organization is developing the 41 story mixed-use project, which consists of significant residential, retail, and office components.
With the soon-to-be 777-foot-tall 45 East 22nd Street now climbing quickly into the Flatiron District’s skyline, YIMBY sat down with developer Bruce Eichner to discuss the building’s progress, the surrounding neighborhood’s rapid evolution, as well as what else might be on the horizon for Continuum. YIMBY in bold.
Property owner Yair Bohadana, operating as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for two four-story, four-unit residential buildings at 152 Sackman Street and 2441 Dean Street, in Ocean Hill, located five blocks south of the J, Z, L, A, and C trains, as well as the East New York LIRR station. Combined, the buildings will total 6,166 square feet, which means units will average a rental-sized 771 square feet. Bakhtiar Shamloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Group Design is the architect of record, and the site’s two-story predecessor was demolished by the HDP in 2005.
Last month, YIMBY brought you the first look at Robert A.M. Stern’s design for One Wall Street, a 50-story office tower that’s set to become a mix of condos and rentals. Now Macklowe Properties has filed alteration applications to transform the building into 524 apartments.
In the summer of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of Century Development Group’s six-story, 24-unit residential project at 11-30 45th Road, in Long Island City, and last week, The Court Square Blog spotted excavation equipment on-site, indicating work is imminent. The building will measure 22,356 square feet, which works out to condo units averaging 931.5 square feet. A penthouse level for tenants’ recreational use is also planned, and Flushing-based Raymond Chan is designing. Completion is likely slated for 2016.