BKSK Architects

New Developments, New Jersey, Rentals

295J, Jersey City, apartments

Image of 295J courtesy of Ironstate Development Company and BKSK Architects

A new luxury rental building has opened in the bustling Bergen-Lafayette section of Jersey City, with apartments starting at $1,910/month. Located just steps from Liberty State Park, 295 Johnston Avenue, called 295J, contains 309 units, with a mix of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. In addition to being next to the 1,212-acre waterfront park, the rental boasts an impressive landscaped courtyard with a pool, fire pits, barbecue grills, and ping pong tables.

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Financial District, Green Design, Landscape Architecture

battery playscape, the battery, nyc parks

The “bluffs” zone includes five granite slides and boulder scrambles; renderings courtesy of BKSK Architects & Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners

As the threat of climate change grows, parks in New York City are working to become more resilient. Officials on Thursday broke ground on an $18.3 million waterfront playground at the Battery in the Financial District. The Battery Playscape, as it’s being called, is expected to be one of the city’s largest sustainable parks. It will triple the size of the current playground and will feature a rainwater runoff system and a wide variety of durable plants.

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Cool Listings, Tribeca

3 Collister street, tribeca, townhouse, cool listings

From the outside, the five-story townhouse at 3 Collister Street gives the appearance of being a modernist  loft building, customized with a facade wall of windows to provide lucky homeowners with light and views. Within, the Tribeca home is a 6,670-square-foot mansion of a luxury home, with five bedrooms, a private garage, a private elevator, a back garden and a roof deck. But unlike even the most tricked-out of city townhouses, this home, asking $14.995 million and offered to the public for the first time, comes with the amenities of a full-service condominium–in this case one designed by BKSK Architects.

The best of all possible worlds, this way

Construction Update, Union Square

44 Union Square East, Tammany Hall, BKSK Architects

Construction progressing on site; photo via 44 Union Square on Instagram with permission and Newmark Knight Frank

Construction of the glassy turtle shell-shaped dome on top of Union Square’s landmarked Tammany Hall building is officially underway. The building at 44 Union Square, formerly home to NYC’s Democratic party machine, is being transformed into modern office and retail space. New construction photos provided to 6sqft show the start of the unconventional dome’s installation, with the diagonally intersecting glass and steel now visible from the street.

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Architecture, New Developments, Union Square

The makeover of the landmarked Tammany Hall at 44 Union Square East, formerly home to the Democratic party machine that dominated New York City politics for years, continues to progress, with recently released renderings showcasing a bright, unique office and retail space. As CityRealty learned, there will be multiple retail scenarios on the building’s first three floors, with three levels of office space, most likely for finance or TAMI companies, above. Designed by BKSK Architects, the top floor will feature the glistening, shell-like glass dome, allowing an abundance of natural light in, as well as spectacular Union Square views.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Tribeca

77 Reade Street, Tribeca, Savannah Guthrie

“Today” show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie and husband Michael Feldman, a political consultant, have put their Tribeca apartment on the market at an asking price of $5.995 million. As LLYNC learned, Feldman bought the three-bedroom apartment in 2012 for $3.8 million. The 2,691-square-foot condominium was designed by BKSK Architects and boasts five floor-to-ceiling windows as well as a 200-square-foot storage unit.

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Architecture, condos, New Developments, Noho

22 Bond, BKSK Architects, Noho condo, boutique condo

It’s been a long time since Noho went from a creative warehouse district, home to the likes of Basquiat and Warhol, to a trendy enclave full of multi million-dollar lofts and Michelin-starred restaurants, but the ‘hood has seen a recent influx of new boutique residential buildings, specifically 22 Bond, which may be the overall embodiment of the area. The 11-story condo offers only six units that begin at $9.8 million, but BKSK Architects‘ purposeful inclusion of large-scale art, both in the lobby and on the building itself, keep the neighborhood’s creative history in play. The project has now launched its official page, which bring us new looks at its facades, art work, and interiors.

All the renderings and details ahead

Construction Update, Union Square

Tammany Hall, BKSK, 44 Union Square East

The redevelopment of Union Square‘s Tammany Hall is moving full steam ahead. As CityRealty reports, leasing has launched, and along with a brand new website, a slew of new renderings showing off the historic building’s impending transformation have also been revealed.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, hudson yards, Midtown West

The Hi-Side, 509 West 38th Street, BKSK Architects, Midtown West rentals

Just this week, BKSK Architects’ dapper new mixed-use tower in the Hudson Yards district topped off at 345 feet. Located at 509 West 38th Street and dubbed the Hi-Side, the 30-story building is just four blocks from the new 7 train stop and adjacent to the forthcoming Hudson Park Boulevard. When it opens its doors next year, it will offer 225 rentals, 46 of which will be reserved for New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area media income. As of tomorrow, the latter batch of residences will be up for grabs through the city’s affordable housing lottery, with units ranging from $913/month studios to $1,183/month two-bedrooms.

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Landmarks Preservation Commission, New Developments, Upper West Side 

468 Columbus Avenue , bksk architects

It’s back to the drawing board for BKSK Architects, reports CityRealty.com. At yesterday’s LPC meeting, architects Harry Kendall and Todd Poisson presented BKSK’s proposal for a new seven-unit residential building at 466-468 Columbus in the Central Park West Historic District being developed by the Roe Corporation. The project would require the demo of an innocuous three-story brick building dating back to 1894 (the existing building facade was updated in 2006), replacing it with an even taller masonry building with a facade punctuated by terra cotta louvers and topped with a modern cornice. The building would also host two retail units on its ground floor and an eighth-floor setback that would give the penthouse a private terrace. While the LPC had no issue with knocking down the existing building, they were less keen on some of the other items.

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