YIMBY recently went on a tour of Jeanne Gang’s 620-foot-tall, 57-story skyscraper at 11 Hoyt Street, which has topped out in Downtown Brooklyn. Tishman Speyer is the developer of the Studio Gang-designed project that will give a bold and unique focal point to the neighborhood’s rapidly transforming skyline. The wavy, bright glass and precast façade is rising fast and will soon form a curtain wall with a distinctive rippling appearance. Edmund Hollander of Hollander Design is in charge of the landscaping for the outdoor green space above the motor courtyard and podium section. Interiors are being designed by Michaelis Boyd Associates and Hill West is the architect of record.
Construction on 425 Park Avenue in Midtown is charging ahead toward completion, with the upper floors now taking shape. The 47-story, 897-foot-tall building is designed by Norman Foster, head of Foster + Partners, and is being developed by L&L Holding Company LLC. Adamson Associates is the architect of record. The final major elements yet to be assembled are the three glass fins that will stand atop the flat roof parapet. This architectural detail will define the tower among the surrounding buildings, especially when illuminated at night.
The last week of May saw momentous progress on the construction of the West Thames Street pedestrian bridge. The steel structure was finally lifted and welded into place above West Street. The bridge is designed by WXY Architecture, which worked in conjunction with engineering consultant Weidlinger Associates. This span will replace the temporary Rector Street bridge just a short walk to the north and connect Battery Park City with the Financial District. Skanska is in charge of the active construction site. Funding and support for the project is being provided by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Battery Park City Authority.
Construction has officially wrapped for 91 Leonard Street in Tribeca. The 19-story, 210-foot-high residential building is designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Hill West Architects, and developed by Toll Brothers City Living. Designed to architecturally reflect the iconic characteristic of traditional cast iron warehouses and lofts, the residential building’s dark-colored bronze and glass curtain wall makes it a handsome addition to the neighborhood. Whitehall Interiors is responsible for the building’s interiors.
YIMBY recently went on a site tour of 505 West 43rd Street, aka Charlie West. The pair of 16-story buildings are being designed by ODA Architecture and developed by Mi&Co. The interiors are being designed by Escobar Design by Lemay, while exclusive sales and marketing of the 131 units are being led by Reuveni Real Estate. Homes will range from studios to three-bedrooms along with penthouses that will come with three to four bedrooms. Closings at the Midtown West property are imminently expected.