A four-story building dating back to well before the Civil War, but in quite the state of disrepair, won’t be demolished just yet. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission decided not to approve a proposal to demolish the structure at 327 Bleecker Street and replace it with a new four-story structure. While the commissioners did seem to be open to the demolition, especially given the endorsement of the Department of Buildings, the proposed replacement was not deemed appropriate.
Just as the City Council considers creating a task force to study the impact of supertall towers near Central Park, Extell has filed plans for a comparatively modest 18-story building at 134 West 58th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
Earlier this year, construction kicked off on the 17-story, 43-unit residential building planned at 20 East End Avenue, between East 80th and 81st Street on the Upper East Side, and now the structure has topped out, per photos by Tectonic. Residential units will average just under 3,300 square feet apiece, ranging from two- to six-bedroom configurations. Installation of the brick façade is now underway above the second floor, and the bottom two floors will eventually be clad in limestone. Corigin Real Estate Group is developing, Robert A.M. Stern Architects is designing, and completion is expected next year.
Earlier this year, BBC News profiled Soo Chan, of Singapore-based SCDA Architects, which included news on his West Chelsea project at 522 West 29th Street, an 11-story, 31-unit luxury residential project. That building is now on the rise, courtesy of Tectonic, with concrete being poured for the third floor. According to BBC, 16 condominiums will feature private swimming pools, and a small 906 square-foot restaurant will be located on the ground floor. Siras Oriel Development is behind the project, and completion is expected towards the end of 2016.
Icon Realty’s six-story, two-unit residential building under construction at 327 East 9th Street, in the East Village, is now receiving its façade, per EV Grieve, after a long three years of construction. The project topped out earlier this year and measures its full 7,200 square feet. According to the Schedule A, units should measure roughly the same area. Issac & Stern Architects is behind the design.