Thomas Juul-Hansen

New Developments, Sutton Place 

New rendering of the entrance to 430 East 58th Street, also known as Sutton 58. Photo: Thomas Juul-Hansen

In what they’re calling an “unprecedented citizens’ application,” the East River 50s Alliance, a Sutton Place/Midtown community group, has mounted a renewed campaign to oppose an 800-foot tall condo tower that’s rising at 430 East 58th Street, the Wall Street Journal reports. As 6sqft previously reported, the developers of the new tower, Gamma Real Estate, closed on the $86 million site earlier this year in a bankruptcy sale and hired Danish-born architect Thomas Juul-Hansen to design the new skyscraper. The group has filed an application for a zoning change that calls for a ban on tall towers in a 10-square-block area; developers regularly file for zoning changes that cover only the property they’re looking to build on.

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Recent Sales, Sutton Place 

3 Sutton Place, 428 East 58th Street, NYC condo buildings, Norman Foster, Foster + Partners

The original rendering of 3 Sutton Place by Foster + Partners

Following a contentious legal battle, Gamma Real Estate has won the foreclosure auction and closed on the $86 million acquisition of 3 Sutton Place, a development site where the firm plans on building a 700-foot-tall condominium tower. As Commercial Observer learned, this includes three neighboring lots at 428-432 East 58th Street between First Avenue and Sutton Place. Earlier this year, 6sqft explained that a bankruptcy judge authorized the sale of the property after Joseph Beninati’s Bauhouse Group failed to pay back creditors. While Stephen B Jacobs remains the executive architect, Gamma has hired Thomas Juul-Hansen, a Danish-born architect, who will design the skyscraper.

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Architecture, condos, Financial District, Hotels, New Developments

Beekman Residences, Gerner Kronick Valcarcel, Manhattan towers, NYC Developments, Fidi condos, GKV Architects, Newspaper Row, Skyscrapers

Rising from the birthplace of the romantic skyscraper, a svelte 51-story condominium known as the Beekman Residences will soon receive its twin pyramidal crowns. The to-be-illuminated, open-air pinnacles will bring the building’s 599-foot roof height up an additional 51 feet, granting us skyline-watchers a new silhouette to gaze upon. While the tower’s height is unremarkable in today’s world of kilometer-high skyscrapers (it’s only the 24th tallest building now under construction in the city), its peculiar design and prominent location overlooking Park Row is sure to add to the exceptional urban room created by the variously-styled towers surrounding City Hall Park.

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Daily Link Fix

Ramblersville Queens
  • Have you heard of Ramblersville in Queens? If not, it could be because it’s the city’s smallest neighborhood. [Curbed]
  • Architect Thomas Juul-Hansen (the interiors of One57 are just one of his projects) shares details about his personal and professional life, broken down by numbers. [NY Post]
  • Looking for a fun cold-weather activity? Why not go seal watching? The blubber-insulated animals are flocking to freezing NYC. [DNAinfo]
  • NYC has the most available internships of any major U.S. city. [BI]
  • Why is the ice on the Hudson River flowing both ways? [Untapped]

Images: Ramblersville via Ramblersville via photopin (license) (L); Seals via Seals in La Jolla via photopin (license) (R)

Architecture, Chelsea, condos, New Developments

505 west 19th street

The area surrounding the High Line continues to serve as the city’s hotbed of avant-garde architecture, and Thomas Juul-Hansen’s 505w19 is the latest jewel to stud West Chelsea‘s verdant necklace.

The two-building project, whose 10-story volumes straddle either side of the High Line, will join the ranks of Foster’s 551W21, Selldorf’s 520 West Chelsea, and Shigeru Ban’s Metal Shutter House as a timeless, modern addition that contextually blends into the west side’s no-nonsense streetscape.

We recently got a peek at the construction of this 35-unit condo development, which is currently getting its skin–a dark-grey saw toothed façade with exposed concrete columns and slab edges.

Take a look at the progress here

condos, Financial District, Hotels, Interiors, New Developments

REVEALED: Beekman Hotel and Condo Interiors

By Dana Schulz, Wed, September 24, 2014

Beekman Hotel and Condos, 5 Beekman Street

Last month, pricing and exterior renderings were released for the much-anticipated Beekman Hotel and Condo conversion project. The long-shuttered historic structure (originally known as the Temple Court Building) will be topped off with a 51-story condominium tower adjacent to the 1883-built landmark and its famous atrium. It will contain 68 residential units designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen. The building’s lower levels will house 287 hotel rooms.

Now, Curbed has received the first reveal of the interior renderings, and they do not disappoint. From the modern apartments with Woolworth Building views to the luxe amenity areas, the rooms at 5 Beekman Street exude luxury and prestige. One of the most impressive interior shots is of the atrium, which extends through all nine stories of the original Terra Cotta structure and is topped off by a large, pyramidal skylight. It will be a lounge by Tom Colicchio known as the Living Room, the centerpiece of the hotel and a fine dining spot for residents and guests alike.

Tour the rest of the conversion, from the atrium to the roof terrace

Cool Listings, Interiors, Soho

27 Wooster Street, Penthouse

An empty corner lot in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the city? Now that doesn’t come along every day. When presented with this rare blank slate in 2012, the architects at Kohn Pederson Fox went to work creating an elegant, contemporary building that blends seamlessly with its SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District environs.

The result: a luxurious, window-filled residential condominium at 27 Wooster Street in Soho, complete with Thomas Juul-Hansen-designed interiors, a host of upscale amenities, and — wait for it — parking.

Get a first glimpse inside this gorgeous penthouse

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