YIMBY came across a fresh set of renderings for Sharif el-Gamal’s 45 Park Place, via architect SOMA’s website, and the images give a much clearer depiction of the soon-to-be 39-story tower. Curbed had an early look this last summer, and permits for the project went up in May.
While 39 stories is not an impressive figure, the actual building height will be 597 feet, indicating impressive ceiling heights. Still, even at 600 feet, the tower will fall short of making a significant impact on the Downtown skyline, as giants like 30 Park Place, 56 Leonard, and 101 Murray are rising in all directions.
SOMA’s design rises in a piecemeal fashion, defined by sharp angles and gradual setbacks; the tower bends outwards as it climbs, seemingly leaning over Park Place, before culminating in a series of lattice-like crowns.
Permits indicate the entirety of the project will measure 118,105 square feet, and the residential portion will be split between 48 units, averaging 2,400 square feet each. With the amount of new development in the neighborhood, competition will be intense, but 45 Park Place is of a more intimate scope than the near-supertalls rising nearby, which could give it a relative advantage.
Demolition permits for the existing structure were filed in April, and with the building already covered in shrouding, SOMA’s vision should be moving forward shortly.
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