Construction is progressing on The Collection, an eight-story residential building at 401 West Street in Manhattan’s West Village. Designed by Thomas Juul Hansen and Hill West Architects and developed by Wainbridge Capital, the ten-unit project is being built by Vector Building Corporation on a relatively narrow plot between West 10th and Charles Streets along the Hudson River waterfront. Christopher Street Pier lies directly to the west.
Work is nearing completion on Anish Kapoor’s reflective “bean” sculpture at the base of 56 Leonard Street, an 831-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Tribeca. The last curved sections of the amorphous work of art have finally been assembled, closing off the missing outer section facing the corner of Leonard and Church Streets. 56 Leonard Street was designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Hill West Architects and stands as one of the tallest structures in Lower Manhattan, with a distinguished massing of irregular cantilevering floors. Anish Kapoor is also known for designing Chicago’s chrome steel-plated Cloud Gate and the ArcelorMittal Orbit from the 2012 London Summer Olympics.
YIMBY went to take in the views from The Spiral, a 66-story supertall commercial skyscraper at 66 Hudson Boulevard in Hudson Yards. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Tishman Speyer, the 1,041-foot-tall structure will yield 2.85 million square feet of office space and is expected to cost nearly $3.7 billion. Turner Construction Company is managing construction, Banker Steel provided the steel work, and Permasteelisa served as the contractor for the reflective floor-to-ceiling glass enclosure for the property, which occupies a full city block between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and 34th and 35th Streets.
Construction is progressing on Jolie On Greenwich, a 42-story residential skyscraper at 77 Greenwich Street in the Financial District. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Trinity Place Holdings, the 500-foot-tall tower will yield 90 condominiums ranging from one- to four-bedroom layouts with interiors designed by Deborah Berke Partners. Future Green Studio is designing the outdoor landscaping, The Wright Fit is designing the private fitness center, LIVunLtd is managing concierge and hospitality services for residents, and Ryan Serhant from Million Dollar Listing: New York and his team at SERHANT are in charge of handling sales and marketing the homes. Gilbane Building Company is the general contractor for Jolie On Greenwich, which is bound by Greenwich Street to the west, Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza to the south, and Trinity Place to the east.
Construction is continuing to rise on Disney’s 1.2 million-square-foot headquarters at 137 Varick Street in Hudson Square. Alternately addressed as Four Hudson Square, the 22-story, 338-foot-tall steel-framed structure is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and is being developed by Silverstein Properties. The media giant purchased the full-block parcel from Trinity Church Real Estate for a total of $650 million and Skanska demolished four old structures that occupied the site last summer. Lendlease is constructing the new headquarters, which is bound by Varick Street to the east, Spring Street to the south, Hudson Street to the west, and Vandam Street to the north.