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Neoscape Projects in the News: April

Rafael Viñoly’s design for 787 Eleventh Avenue revealed

A Hell’s Kitchen automobile dealership is growing up, literally. New York YIMBY shared our rendering of 787 Eleventh Avenue’s office expansion, designed by architect Rafael Viñoly. The expansion to the eight-story building will add two stories and 86,000 square feet, bringing the building’s total square footage to more than 500,000. We also created renderings of the interior, which include 24-foot ceilings, oversized windows and a 12,000-square-foot roof deck for the office tenants. Viñoly shared that he is honored to be on the project, stating that “the opportunity to combine the building’s historic architecture with a sleek and modern design is one I could not pass up.”

 

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Wanted: Design-build teams for the Javits Center’s expansion

This month, The Real Deal shared that the state issued a request for qualifications for the $1 billion expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The state is seeking a design-build partnership, which lets a landlord sign one contract with a party that handles both the design and construction of a project. Back in January, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the 30-year-old center will add 1.2 million additional square feet to accommodate a growing demand for convention space, according to amNewYork. See our rendering of what the center’s expansion could look like:

 

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Former rental building at 146 Willow Street to be marketed as single-family home

According to The Wall Street Journal, a townhouse at 146 Willow Street that was previously divided into seven units is being converted into a single-family home. The news comes just a week after a Brooklyn Heights apartment building went on the market as a single-family home, pointing to a potential trend in apartment conversion projects. The Real Deal added that Shahrzad Khayami of AscentSeven paid $6.8 million for the building in 2014 and spent two years restoring the building’s facade, and rebuilding the interior, which can be seen in our rendering here:

 

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L.A.’s Metropolis welcomes four-legged friends

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Times shared an article on dog-friendly apartments and condos in sunny Los Angeles. Included on the list of properties that welcome man’s best friend is Metropolis, a new condo development that will feature a dog park, as well as grooming and washing stations. Our rendering of the dog park, which is currently under construction, is featured in the article, as well as in the syndicated piece from The Virginia Gazette.

 

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