Architecture

Brooklyn Point’s Rapid Ascent Continues in Downtown Brooklyn

Set to become the temporary-tallest residential building in Downtown Brooklyn, and ranking 28th among the 30 tallest skyscrapers currently under construction across the Five Boroughs, Extell’s Brooklyn Point, aka 138 Willoughby Street, has now surpassed the halfway mark in its rise. The upcoming 720-foot-tall tower is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, with SLCE Architects serving as the architect of record. Interiors are being designed by Katherine Newman, while the landscaping of the private outdoor spaces is being carried out by MNLA.

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COOKFOX-Designed 25 Park Row Has Reached its Pinnacle Atop the Financial District

At the time of YIMBY’s last update on the 702-foot-tall and 50-story 25 Park Row, the tower was climbing to the final floor of its crown. Now, the 29th-tallest skyscraper currently under construction in the Five Boroughs has topped-out over City Hall Park and the Financial District, making a noticeable impact on the Lower Manhattan skyline when looking east from Broadway and City Hall Park. The building will include 110 condominiums and is being designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by L&M Development Partners, as well as the J&R Music Store founders. It took less than a year for this tower to rise to its pinnacle, while the glass and facade panels are continuing to rise into the sky.

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Renderings Revealed for 185 Broadway, SL Green’s 31-Story Residential Tower Coming to The Financial District

New renderings have been revealed for 185 Broadway, which is imminently set to rise in Lower Manhattan. Designed by FX Collaborative Architects and developed by SL Green, the 31-story, 260,000 square foot, mixed-use and partially affordable building has had its site prep completed, as demolition of three previously extant low-rise structures at 183 Broadway, 187 Broadway, and 5-7 Dey Street has fully wrapped. Necessary air rights and financing to begin construction have also been obtained, and work is anticipated to start in the first quarter of 2019.

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Planned Skyscraper at 131-141 East 47th Street Appears Stalled, Likely Another Casualty Of Chinese Capital Outflow Restrictions in Midtown East, Manhattan

YIMBY’s recent reportage on a new wave of failed development sites has yet another likely addition. Renderings for the new look of 131-141 East 47th Street were revealed by YIMBY back in April of 2016, and since then, the site for the 49-story, 122-unit residential tower has been cleared of the previously extant structures. However, over two years post-demolition, work has appeared to come to a grinding halt, with no subsequent progress yet visible. The project is being developed by New Empire Real Estate, with SLCE Architects leading design, with the Chinese crackdown on capital outflows a likely explanation for the apparent pause in construction.

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Demolition Complete for ODA’s Tree-Topped Skyscraper at 75 Nassau Street in The Financial District

When YIMBY last visited the site of ODA‘s planned tree-topped skyscraper at 75 Nassau Street, the remaining buildings were still being demolished. Now, the lots for the 40-story tower are completely empty and cleaned up. Five buildings had to be razed to make way for the future 498-foot tall, 312,000 square foot structure, which promises to make a unique imprint on the Lower Manhattan skyline. Lexin Capital is the developer of the project, which appears to be stalled at the moment, with no progress since demolition currently visible.

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