Bowlmor Lanes

condos, Construction Update, Greenwich Village, New Developments, Starchitecture

Selldorf Architects, William Macklowe, 21 East 12th Street

William Macklowe Company’s 22-story 21 East 12th Street (21E12) is poised to become the tallest ground-up condominium building in Greenwich Village upon completion in 2018. The development at the southwest corner of University Place and East 12th Street replaces the Bowlmor Lanes garage building, which, due to its height and incongruent massing, ruffled the feathers of watchful neighbors and community organizations. Nevertheless, the squat, five-story structure has been razed, and site excavation is well underway for New York’s maiden of modernism, Annabelle Selldorf‘s, square, cast-stone tower.

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Architecture, condos, Greenwich Village, New Developments, Starchitecture

Morris Adjmi Architects, Greenwich Village condos, NYC development

Here’s our first look at the Morris Adjmi-designed condos slated for the southwest corner of West 13th Street and University Place in Greenwich Village. The project, tentatively addressed 34 East 13th Street, rubs shoulders with Annabelle Selldorf’s 21 East 12th Street condo development, which replaced the large building that held Bowlmor Lanes. Last year, NYREJ reported that Ranger Properties and Sagamore Capital purchased the three-building corner assemblage for $22 million or $1,100 per square foot, one of the most expensive residential development transactions ever downtown.

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condos, Greenwich Village, New Developments, Starchitecture

21E12, Bowlmor, 110 University Place, Annabelle Selldorf, Billy Macklowe, New Developments, Greenwich Village

Image: 21E12

The 23-story residential tower that will rise at 110 University Place, home of the beloved now-demolished Bowlmor Lanes, will be designed by starchitect Annabelle Selldorf, Curbed reports. Accompanying this news are brand new renderings and a teaser site for the 56-unit condominium building, which is being developed by William Macklowe Company. The condos replacing the Greenwich Village bowling mecca will be known as 21E12, with sales expected to launch in the next several months.

As 6sqft previously reported, in 2012, Billy Macklowe, founder and CEO of William Macklowe Company and son of 432 Park Avenue developer Harry Macklowe, acquired control of the property from a partnership group.

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condos, Construction Update, Greenwich Village, New Developments

William Macklowe, Bowlmor Lanes, 110 University Place,

Here’s our first peek at the 23-story condominium tower replacing the former home of Greenwich Village‘s iconic Bowlmor Lanes at 110 University Place. Documents filed with the Department of Buildings depict a modest 280-foot-high tower rising from a block-long, one-story retail podium.

Situated on a charming stretch of University Place lined with an assorted mix of low and mid-rises, the existing four-story, 75,000-square-foot building housed a parking garage in addition to the famed bowling alley. In 2012, Billy Macklowe, founder and CEO of William Macklowe Company and son of 432 Park Avenue developer Harry Macklowe, purchased a long-term controlling position in the building, which effectively made Macklowe the building’s landlord for the next 72 years.

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Blue Whale, Museum of Natural History, cleaning blue whale
  • By the Year 2016 Sharks Will Take Over Brooklyn: With Brooklyn growing the way it is, it only makes sense that it would attract sharks. We’re talking about the new exhibit the New York Aquarium plans to open. The Brownstoner tells you how you can help make this dream come true.
  • A Blue Whale Gets a Bath: We think it wants to look pretty for the sharks (see above). The Verge tells you how you can watch the giant sculpture at the Museum of Natural History get it’s scrubbing live… right now.
  • No More Crumbs: Sad Closings: Yes, it’s cruel. We lured with you a picture of cupcakes and then we shut the door in your face. Well that’s how we feel. According to the NY Daily News the decadent bake shop is closing its doors. This just after the news that the iconic Bowlmor Lanes has closed down too.
  • The Original Kickstarter Project Was the Statue of Liberty: Few things are better than getting an education while listening to the slurred speech of an inebriated man. Gothamist has a hilarious clip of Comedy Central’s Drunk History, along with some actual documents to support it.

Images: Crumbs cupcakes; Blue Whale at Museum of Natural History

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