Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
The new construction at 306-308 West 116th Street appears to have topped off in recent weeks but the development does not look like any previous sketches that have been proposed for the site. Work had just started back in March on the reported 14-unit building just west of FDB/8th Avenue and things have been moving rather quickly since then. The second image down shows the building designs marketed for the land and the modernist rending in the third image was something drawn up back in 2006 by architectural firm Grywinski Pons. Comparing all photos, the only thing that slightly matches is the vertical rectangular structure on the roof which is the same as the Grwinski Pons rendering. Elements that are completely different include balconies on the lower facade and a pyramidal step back of levels on the top floors. More details on this new construction can be found in our past post: LINK