NoMad Tommie Hotel Topped Out, Renderings Revealed

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Rendering of the rooftop of the tommie hotel at 11 East 31st Street.

Quadrum Global, Eagle Point Hotel Partners, KSNY and Simon Baron Development have topped out their $76 million tommie hotel in NoMad, Commercial Observer has learned.

On June 12, the developers topped off the 35-story, 80,000-square-foot pod-sized room hotel at 11 East 31st Street, Quadrum executives said. While Gene Kaufman was the initial architect for the Commune Hotels + Resorts brand hotel and Mancini Duffy was handling construction administration, Mancini Duffy is now the sole architect on the project (the exterior rendering is the same as Mr. Kaufman designed it). AvroKO is designing the interiors of the hotel. Oleg Pavlov, the chief executive officer of Quadrum, said the hotel will open in the fall of 2016. Read More


Bright Offices, Open Lobby Among Highlights in 3 Hudson Boulevard Video

3 Hudson Boulevard

The Moinian Group’s new video for 3 Hudson Boulevard is appealing to the everyday subway rider, as well as the helicopter and Mercedes crowd.

Marketing materials for the glassy Far West Side office tower, between West 34th and West 35th Streets, give an inside view of what the planned building will look like. Among its features are open, shared work spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows that oversee Midtown and the Hudson River. There is a bright open lobby that overlooks a public plaza filled with fountains and greenery. Read More


Renderings Revealed for Former Church Missions House

A rendering of the property at 281 Park Avenue South.

Following New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission’s approval of a renovation plan at 281 Park Avenue South, Commercial Observer has obtained renderings of RFR Realty‘s new retail space.

The renovations, which were approved last Tuesday, include modifying the storefronts and expanding the retail space on the second floor of the property. The two-level retail space includes 80 feet of frontage on Park Avenue South and 70 feet of frontage on East 22nd Street. MdeAS Architects is the firm working on the new retail space. Asking rents are $325  per square foot for the ground floor, $125 per square foot for the second floor and $50 per square foot for mezzanine and lower-level space. Read More


Renderings Revealed for 55 Hudson Yards

Renderings of 55 Hudson Yards. (Related, Oxford and Mitsui)

Mitsui Fudosan America, Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group today announced the start of construction at 55 Hudson Yards, an office building part of the new 28-acre Hudson Yards neighborhood taking shape on the Far West Side. As part of the announcement, the companies have released new renderings of the property.

“We are pleased to partner with Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group on 55 Hudson Yards, which we consider a new trophy property in the Mitsui Fudosan U.S. and global portfolios,” said Yukio Yoshida, the president and chief executive officer of MFA, in prepared remarks. “Hudson Yards is fast becoming one of the most desirable locations for top echelon tenants, offering an unparalleled modern, mixed-use environment.” Read More


Renderings Revealed for Brooklyn’s 120 Union Avenue, 577 Baltic Street

Renderings for 120 Union Avenue (above) and 577 Baltic Street.

Adam America Real Estate Group is developing 120 Union Avenue in East Williamsburg and 577 Baltic Street in Boerum Hill and has given Commercial Observer a first look at the renderings.

Adam America has partnered with Slate Property Group and Naveh Shuster Limited to erect a $65 million, 75,000-square-foot building at 120 Union Avenue between Harrison Avenue and Broadway. Aufgang Architects designed the multi-family, mixed-use property, according to a press release issued by Slate last September. When the building is completed in 2016, it will include 96 rental units, a roof deck and multiple tenant lounges, according to a spokeswoman for Adam America. The building will also feature 1,750 square feet of retail space.

“We wanted to develop something modern, but not a glass building that would be out-of-context. We felt this design fit into the neighborhood aesthetic with a modern take on the brick and industrial elements of the area,” said David Schwartz, principal and founder of Slate Property Group. Read More


VIDEO: Empire Outlets Strikes Back

Rendering of Empire Outlets

A glossy new video foretells the end of what’s known as the Staten Island Shuffle.

Sightseers who ride the Staten Island Ferry will stop in their tracks before riding back to Manhattan once BFC Partners completes its 1.1-million-square-foot Empire Outlets project and Richard A. Marin‘s New York Wheel rises higher than any ferris wheel in the world from Staten Island’s St. George waterfront, according to the two-minute video by Neoscape that BFC released yesterday. Read More


Renderings Revealed for 535 Fourth Avenue in Park Slope

535 Fourth Avenue

Renderings have been released for the mixed-use property at 535 Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, Commercial Observer has learned.

Slate Property Group, Adam America Real Estate and AEW Capital Management have partnered and taken a 99-year ground lease at 535 Fourth Avenue. The parties will develop a 130,000-square-foot mixed-use property that will include 148 residential units and approximately 12,500 square feet of retail. There will also be parking for roughly 70 vehicles. Read More


50K SF Mixed-Use Artist-Studio Development Slated for Bushwick

Rendering of 100 Bogart Street.

IBK Construction Group is bringing a new ground-up, six-story, 50,000-square-foot mixed-use artist studio development to the Bushwick area of Brooklyn.

New York City-based construction company IBK Construction Group, which specializes in reinforced concrete superstructure, slabs, foundations and excavation services, tapped Gene Kaufman Architect to design the building, at 100 Bogart Street, between Bogart Street and Morgan Avenue, and Ingraham Street and Johnson Avenue. Read More


Renderings Revealed for 237 Park Avenue

Rendering of the entrance to 237 Park Avenue.

RXR Realty has released renderings of the revamped 237 Park Avenue after the recent open of the marketing office in the Class A office building.

To create the office, RXR, along with Walton Street Capital, gutted a floor and rebuilt the space at the 21-story building, between 45th and 46th Streets, to highlight the full potential of the 60,000-square-foot floor plate.  Read More


Revealed: Images, Prices of Retail Space Next to Whitney

Rendering of the retail space at 935 Madison Avenue

Renderings have been unveiled for a roughly 14,000-square-foot Madison Avenue retail space next to the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The project, still under construction at 935 Madison Avenue, is part of a renovation of a historical 1876 property on 74th Street. The retail portion includes roughly 7,200 square feet on ground floor and 7,100 on the lower level, said Isaacs & Co.’s Joel Isaacs, who is marketing the retail space with colleague Josh Lewin. It will have over 100 feet of frontage on Madison Avenue. Read More


Two Trees Proposal For Domino Sugar Site Triples Office Space in B’Burg


Renderings for the site of the former Domino Sugar Factory on the Williamsburg waterfront were released earlier today. As part of the plan for the site, the area will house between 3,000 and 4,000 office workers, tripling the amount of office space in an otherwise sparse commercial district.

The Two Trees Management proposal, designed by SHoP Architects, calls for 631,240 square feet of office space, up from the less than 100,000 square feet proposed by original developers CPC. Read More


Apple Meets Louvre at 1345 Sixth Ave.

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The Apple Store Meets the Louvre on Sixth Avenue

In a move reminiscent of Harry Macklowe’s visionary decision years back to utilize the General Motors Building’s below ground space by installing a glass cube in its plaza and leasing it to an Apple store, Fisher Brothers is shopping around its own grand retail plans at 1345 Avenue of the Americas, and The Commercial Observer has the pictures to prove it.

The company, through its leasing brokers at Cushman & Wakefield, is marketing 15,545 square feet that sits largely under the building’s generous plaza area in front. Renderings the firm has released envision removing two sea urchin-like fountains and replacing them with glass pyramids reminiscent of the Louvre that will house escalators that would whisk shoppers down to the underground space. Read More


200 Lafayette Street Slideshow

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Conference Room

Kushner Companies unveiled plans this week to turn 200 Lafayette Street into what officials there believe will be one of Midtown South’s most coveted office addresses.

 Mr. Kushner, a principal of the large real estate investment company Kushner Companies (and owner of both The Commercial Observer and The New York Observer), bought the roughly 150,000-square-foot building in partnership with the CIM Group in January for approximately $50 million. Mr. Kushner plans to pump significant capital to restore the over 100-year-old building’s classic aesthetic while refurbishing its space to house modern amenities and infrastructure. After a jump, a tour of the building through renderings obtained exclusively by The Commercial Observer. Read More