The massive steel superstructure of NYU‘s newest building is continuing to climb at 181 Mercer Street in Greenwich Village. Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake are the designers of the 23-story, 750,000-square-foot structure, which sits along Houston Street directly to the east of I. M. Pei’s three-tower University Village complex.
Construction is continuing to climb at 102 Charlton Street, a 21-story, 210-foot-tall residential building in Hudson Square. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects, the property will contain 61 apartments spread across 59,323 square feet of newly built space, averaging 972 square feet apiece. Developer Lalezarian Properties purchased the lot for $4,000,000 ten years ago, and demolished a five-story structure that was identical to the one that the new structure is now cantilevering over.
Construction on Davis Brody Bond‘s 21-story tech hub at 124 East 14th Street is now two stories above street level in Union Square. The Union Square Tech Training Center will eventually yield 254,000 square feet and include a mix of affordable and market-rate office space for tech companies, retail, and dining facilities managed by Urbanspace. Private entities RAL Development and Suffolk Construction are also part of the development team.
Construction is nearing completion on 127 Leroy Street, a nine-story residential building in the West Village. Designed by BKSK Architects and developed by Shibumi Development, the 124-foot-tall reinforced concrete structure topped out in early 2018 and the glass and stone curtain wall is now substantially complete, with only small portions on the top floors left to be enclosed. The site is bounded by Leroy Street, Washington Street, and Greenwich Street, and was formerly occupied by a one-story warehouse for Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, which has since moved to North Bergen, New Jersey.
25 Kent Avenue in North Williamsburg, Brooklyn is designed by Hollwich Kushner with Gensler as the design development architect. The eight-story building features a distinctive stepped massing and spans an entire city block, yielding half a million square feet of office space with 15-foot ceilings. The project is developed by Rubenstein Partners and Heritage Equity Partners, who are continuing to fill the property and aim for full occupancy by the middle of 2021. 25 Kent Avenue is the first commercial office building to be constructed in the area in more than 40 years.