BKSK Architects will again appear before the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) seeking approvals to construct a sizable commercial expansion and restoration in Manhattan’s Gansevoort Historic District, also known as the Meatpacking District. The historic row townhomes carry an address of 44-54 Ninth Avenue and 351-355 West 14th Street at the corner of 14th Street and Ninth Avenue.
Exterior work is finishing up on the Cove, an 18-story residential building at 43-12 Hunter Street in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Rockrose Development, the project will yield 123 rental apartments designed by Slade Architecture. Thirty-seven, or roughly 30 percent of the units, will be designated for affordable housing.
Foundation work looks to be complete at 23-20 Jackson Avenue, the site of a nine-story mixed-use hotel in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by KSQ Architects and developed by The Vorea Group, the corner property will yield a grand total of 85,851 square feet, which will be divided into retail, offices, and a 72-room hotel operated by San Francisco-based hotelier Sonder Corp.
Demolition preparations are underway at 45-03 23rd Street in Hunters Point, Queens, the site of a 544-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper. Designed by Fogarty Finger and developed by Charney Companies and Tavros Capital under the Court Square 45th Avenue LLC, the 50-story tower will contain condominiums as well as commercial and community space.
Curtain wall installation is nearing the parapet of Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, a 762-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City. Exterior work on the 67-story tower, which is the second-tallest structure in Queens, has been moving swiftly since its topping out in late June. The 978,000-square-foot project is designed by Handel Architects and is being developed by The Durst Organization, with Selldorf Architects as the interior designer. Hunter Roberts is the general contractor and Jaros, Baum & Bolles Engineering is handling the required mechanical systems for the edifice. The developers are aiming for LEED certification.