Architecture

Landmarks Commissioners Make Feelings Known As Gansevoort Market Presentation Continues Without Approval

William Gottlieb Real Estate and Aurora Capital’s Meatpacking District proposal is not yet a go. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission took no action on the BKSK Architects-designed project on the block from 46-74 Gansevoort Street, between Greenwich Street and Washington Street, in the Gansevoort Market Historic District. The commissioners didn’t seem like they’d require the current low-scale structures to remain as is, but certainly had issues with just how big they’d get and just how it would look.

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City Planning Director Carl Weisbrod, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and HPD Commissioner Vicki Been testify about Mandatory Inclusionary Housing during a hearing on Tuesday.

City Council Demands Lower Income Apartments, Union Labor for Mandatory Inclusionary Housing

The City Council held its first day of hearings Tuesday on mandatory inclusionary housing, a major citywide policy that will mandate affordable units in all new developments planned on rezoned land. Several council members grilled Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, HPD Commissioner Vicki Been, and City Planning Director Carl Weisbrod on the program, railing about the lack of low-income units and union labor and demanding better protections against tenant harassment and displacement.

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Rendering showing the HFZ Capital's Moshe Safdie-designed mixed-use tower with the Empire State Building behind it. (Rendering presented in October)

HFZ’s 64-Story Moshe Safdie Tower Hinges On Restoration Of Gilsey House

Back in October, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard a proposal that would remake a good chunk of West 29th Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue. It would include restoring two landmarks and construction of a 64-story mixed-use tower. The hearing in October was paused because of the late hour and lack of quorum, and when it resumed on Tuesday, it became clear that one aspect of it was the big stumbling block.

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

See More Renderings, Video of Supertall Bjarke Ingels-Designed ‘The Spiral’

On Monday, we told you about a new standalone player coming to the table as construction continues at Hudson Yards and Manhattan West. Now, we have a better look at the 65-story supertall office building designed by Bjarke Ingels. Dubbed “The Spiral,” its address will be 66 Hudson Boulevard. That’s at the corner of Tenth Avenue and West 34th Street, right across from the Hudson Park and the secondary entrance to the new 7 train terminus.

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