An over century-old little building on the Upper West Side will officially bite the dust. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the demolition of the three-story building at 466-468 Columbus Avenue, and the construction of a new mixed-use building in its place.
Last week, YIMBY reported on the start of construction work for the high-rise expansion of the pre-war building at 24-16 Queens Plaza South in Long Island City. The project, spearheaded by Greystone Development, would boost the existing five-story structure to 22 floors. Today, we bring you the first renderings, made available via the brand new on-site project board. The design by architecture firm Woods Bagot appears to draw inspiration from Art Moderne, an early modern style that complements its pre-war foundation.
Construction is now up to street level on the western end of 50 West 30th Street (a.k.a. 846 Sixth Avenue), in NoMad, where a 24-story, 55-unit mixed-use tower is under development. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project, dubbed the NOMA, will eventually encompass 105,973 square feet and rise 315 feet to its pinnacle. It will include 10,363 square feet of retail space across the cellar through second floors, followed by residential units on the third through 24th floors. The apartments, condominiums, will range from one- to three-bedrooms, averaging 1,320 square feet apiece. Alchemy Properties is the developer and FXFOWLE Architects is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in January of 2018.
Brooklyn-based YSL Management Inc. has filed applications for a four-story, five-unit residential building at 921 57th Street, in western Borough Park. The new structure will measure 6,507 square feet. Its residential units should average 1,077 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The apartment on the fourth floor will also feature space in an upper penthouse level and there will be two off-street parking spaces. Sugnam Chang’s Brooklyn-based Basic Groups Corp. is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,454-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Fort Hamilton Parkway stop on the N train is six blocks away.
A big hole in the ground on Manhattan’s East Side is nearly ready to be filled. Foundation work is almost done at 685 First Avenue, located between East 39th and East 40th streets in Murray Hill.