Architecture

Daylight rendering of the skyline featuring 66 Hudson Boulevard. Credit: BIG/Tishman Speyer.

Tishman Speyer’s BIG Supertall Spiral Officially Breaks Ground, Hudson Yards

The prominence of the Hudson Yards district continues to grow, and today, Tishman Speyer has announced the official start of construction for The Spiral. The 1,031-foot tall building will be the fifth supertall added to the area. An event to mark the occasion will be held this afternoon, and will conclude with the planting of a 20-foot Alaskan Cedar tree to serve as Hudson Boulevard & Park’s annual Christmas tree.

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111 Leroy Street, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Construction Update for 111 Leroy Street, West Village

The redevelopment of the southwest corner of the West Village by the Hudson River is often overlooked, but that part of the neighborhood is about to get a healthy dose of modernization. One project now under construction is 111 Leroy Street, which will create nine apartments and five townhouses. Work has progressed significantly since our last look, and façade installation appears imminent. Property Markets Group is responsible for the development.

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1 Beekman Street seen from City Hall Park at sunset, render by Noë & Associates with The Boundary

1 Beekman Street Tops Out Above City Hall Park

Nicknamed the “Pearl On The Park,” and located next to the Beekman Hotel at 5 Beekman Street and directly adjacent to COOKFOX’s 59-story residential tower rising at 25 Park Row, 1 Beekman Street has officially topped-out at 25 stories in height. Construction has progressed quickly over the past year, and demolition and excavation of the site only began two years ago.

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571 Ocean Parkway, via Google Maps

Permits Filed for 571 Ocean Parkway, Kensington, Brooklyn

Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential building at 571 Ocean Parkway, in Kensington, Brooklyn. The lot is well connected to public transportation, especially for a neighborhood south of Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery. Residents will be six blocks away from the 18th Avenue subway station, serviced by the F trains, and one stop away from Church Avenue, with connections to the G train. Ten blocks away is the Newkirk Plaza subways station, serviced by B and Q trains. MVM Ocean LLC is listed as behind the applications.

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