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    Residential development site on Fifth Avenue being offered




    18-MAY-06

    A mid-block development site at 309-11 Fifth Avenue between 31st and 32nd Streets is being marketing by Eastern Consolidated for about $380 a square foot.

    The proposed sale includes the fee interest plus development rights transferred from a qualified Inclusionary Housing site and additional air rights from an adjacent building. One hundred 421-A Tax certificates are also being development as part of the sale.

    The offering maintains that the site “represents an exceptional opportunity to build a luxury residential high-rise in the midst of other high-rise residential buildings have already been completed and successfully marketed in the area as well as the many superior quality residential conversions that are currently underway nearby."

    The offering plan states that there are 141,000 square feet of developable residential space and includes a rendering, shown at the right, designed by Avro/Ko, of a residential tower that could be developed.

    Anthony Finno of Eastern Consolidated said the seller is already in negotiations with some potential buyers.

    The area between 23rd and 33rd Street on Fifth Avenue has recently witnessed substantial development activity. A tall residential tower was erected at 425 Fifth Avenue recently at 38th Street, a 40-story tower is nearing completion at 325 Fifth Avenue, plans were recently disclosed for a 19-story residential tower at 241 Fifth Avenue between 27th and 28th Streets, the former Gift Building at 225 Fifth Avenue between 26th and 27th Streets is being converted as is the former International Toy Center complex between 23rd and 25th Streets at 200 Fifth Avenue and 1107 Broadway and a major site recently cleared is being offered for development at 400 Fifth Avenue on the northwest corner at 36th Street.


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    Bold design for 241 Fifth Avenue approved by landmarks commission





    13-JUN-06

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved a certificate of appropriateness today for a planned 19-story residential condominium building at 241 Fifth Avenue now occupied by a four-story, pink-granite-and-reflective glass commercial building that was erected in 1968.
    The developer is 241 5th Ave., LLC, of which Avraham Sibony is a principal. The building is planned to have 76 apartments.

    The quite bold design for the building by Perkins Eastman employs four materials: a “rainscreen” terracotta system, an opaque baked and painted glass, clear glass and silver-colored metal panel coping.

    The building has a symmetrical façade on the avenue but an asymmetrical façade on its south “party” wall, which has considerable exposure.

    In addition, it “floats” its setback upper floors in a form that a couple of commissioners described at an earlier hearing as “Cubist.”

    The mid-block building is located between 27th and 28th Streets.

    Eran Chen of Perkins Eastman told the commission today that the design was revised to meet some of the suggestions voiced by the commission.

    The revised design now calls for a “stronger” base that is now 3 stories rather two stories high to create “a more humanized, personalized scale to the bottom of the building,” according to Mr. Chen. The base is now demarcated by a similar “floating” recess that occurs higher in the building, he said, adding that other changes include use of a more textured terracotta facing, a deeper articulation of the facades.

    When asked by Chairman Robert Tierney if he had any questions, Commission Jan Pokorny said “it’s still a good building.”

    Vice chairman Pablo E. Vengoechea said that the revised design “was very responsive to our concerns, very subtle but significant,” adding that it is an “excellent building.”

    Commissioner Steven Byrnes said that the revision was “quite successful,” although he suggested recesses should be even deeper.

    The design attempts to make a meaningful transition between a higher building just to its north and the 7-story building just to its south and the 5-story Museum of Sex on the northeast corner at 27th Street.

    The property falls within the Madison Avenue North Historic District.

    The building rises 14-stories, then has a setback for one floor and the remainder of the top of the building is cantilevered 6 feet forward towards Fifth Avenue. The building is 210 feet tall, not counting an elevator and staircase housing on the roof that adds an additional 8 feet or so.

    The design by Perkins Eastman has its most adventurous design on its “party” wall, which faces south, whereas its “primary” façade, fronting on Fifth Avenue, is more conventional, albeit quite modern.

    The Fifth Avenue façade is “regular,” he continued, but the south façade has a staggered fenestration pattern in part reflecting regulations about “lot-line windows” that limit the number of windows above adjoining buildings on a gradual basis.

    The land-use committee of Community Board 5 voted 5 to 1 in April to deny approval of the application. Joyce Matz, the chairman of the committee, said that this design was “certainly not compatible with the historic district.”

    Many of the most famous commercial buildings in the area, however, are in the process of being converted to residential uses such as the MetLife Tower at 1 Madison Avenue, the International Toy Center at 200 Fifth Avenue and 1107 Broadway, and the Gift Building at 225 Fifth Avenue and there are several conversions also progressing nearby on Madison Avenue.

    Perkins Eastman is the architect on several other current projects in Manhattan including the Centria, the Cielo and the Grand Madison.


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    It's nice, for a change, to see an example of "constructive" criticism leading to better design. Some of the concerns voiced by Landmarks and the Community Board were refreshingly sane, and design-oriented, rather than the typical, "Make it shorter and more boring."

    On a separate note, it seems this stretch of Fifth Avenue, in the lower 30's down to the middle 20's, is one of the hottest areas for new residential development, possibly matched only by that stretch of Eighth Avenue in the mid 40's. Hopefully, more crap buildings will be torn down to make way for interesting new additions to the neighborhood.

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    Just when you are anticipating a good design to come out in NYC... BAM! The site is for sale. Hopefully the new buyers keep the design.


    July 2006

    Fifth Avenue condo site for sale

    The site of 241 Fifth Avenue, which comes with architectural plans for a 20-story condominium, is on the market for $26.5 million. Asher Alcobi and Ami Blashkovsky of Peter Ashe are the exclusive sales agents

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    From http://cityrealty.com/new_developments:

    Fifth Avenue development site with recently approved plans up for sale 05-JUL-06

    The owner of 241 Fifth Avenue, a 52-foot-wide, mid-block property between 27th and 28th Streets, has retained Peter Ashe Real Estate to market it with a sales price of $26,500,000.

    On June 13, the Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved a certificate of appropriateness for a planned 19-story residential condominium development on the site, which is now occupied by a four-story, pink-granite-and-reflective-glass commerecial building that was erected in 1968.

    The owner of the site is 241 5th Ave., LLC, of which Avraham Sibony is a principal.

    The proposed building is planned to have 76 apartments and the sale includes the plans for it by Perkins Eastman.

    The quite bold design for the building employs four materials: a “rainscreen” terracotta system, an opaque baked and painted glass, clear glass and silver-colored metal panel coping. The building has a symmetrical façade on the avenue but an asymmetrical façade on its south “party” wall, which has considerable exposure. In addition, it “floats” its setback upper floors in a form that a couple of commissioners described at an earlier hearing as “Cubist.”

    The plan was revised by Eran Chen of Perkins Eastman to meet some of the suggestions voiced by the commission. The revised design now calls for a “stronger” base that is now 3 stories rather two stories high to create “a more humanized, personalized scale to the bottom of the building,” according to Mr. Chen. The base is now demarcated by a similar “floating” recess that occurs higher in the building, he said, adding that other changes include use of a more textured terracotta facing, a deeper articulation of the facades.

    Vice chairman of the commission Pablo E. Vengoechea said that the revised design “was very responsive to our concerns, very subtle but significant,” adding that it is an “excellent building.”

    The design attempted to make a meaningful transition between a higher building just to its north and the 7-story building just to its south and the 5-story Museum of Sex on the northeast corner at 27th Street.

    The property falls within the Madison Avenue North Historic District.

    The building rises 14-stories, then has a setback for one floor and the remainder of the top of the building is cantilevered 6 feet forward towards Fifth Avenue. The building is 210 feet tall, not counting an elevator and staircase housing on the roof that adds an additional 8 feet or so.

    The design by Perkins Eastman has its most adventurous design on its “party” wall, which faces south, whereas its “primary” façade, fronting on Fifth Avenue, is more conventional, albeit quite modern.

    Many of the most famous commercial buildings in the area are in the process of being converted to residential uses such as the MetLife Tower at 1 Madison Avenue, the International Toy Center at 200 Fifth Avenue and 1107 Broadway, and the Gift Building at 225 Fifth Avenue and there are several conversions also progressing nearby on Madison Avenue.

    Perkins Eastman is the architect on several other current projects in Manhattan including the Centria, the Cielo and the Grand Madison.

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    Very nice, the way it steps up from the corner. First rate.

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    The building is now empty, and some barrier has been erected. Does anyone have information about this site?

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    Scaffolding is rising on the facade of these structures, and demolition permits have been issued. I think that Leyva is the architect which is promising.

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    I am looking for information on the 309-311 Fifth Avenue site.

    I am new to the NY real estate market and am being told by real estate professionals that any information such as the developer, architect, design, floorplans, etc, are not available to the public. They have sent me the picture which is also on this website that I believe was designed by Avro/Ko.

    The buildings are now being demolished, so this information must be somewhere. Any info or suggestions?

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    Go to the DoB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clnyre View Post
    They have sent me the picture which is also on this website that I believe was designed by Avro/Ko.
    If you follow this thread (kinda confusing I know, because some other unrelated nearby projects are also thrown in here as well) and dig through all that, you'll notice that the earlier design may no longer be valid.

    I believe Ismael Levya is the new architect and presumably, a new design as well.

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    Finally we are able to see the renderings of this project.









    http://www.ilarch.com/projects/newproj121106.html "New Condo Tower"

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    Ismael Leyva is quickly becoming my favorite NYC architect. Angles, setbacks, cutouts, things we don't see enough of.

    This tower is awesome!

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    Where on Fifth Avenue is that one ^^^ going up?

    Is it #307?

    Or the #309-311 that is discussed?

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