Architecture

Hughes Plans For South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 Hit Snag At Landmarks

If you don’t live downtown, you might be forgiven for not knowing that the Howard Hughes Corporation is trying to remake the South Street Seaport. One of the key components of that is the new Pier 17, which is already in the works. Though the plan hit a bump in the road at Tuesday’s session of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, they aren’t dead in the water.

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Landmarks Approves Revised Plan For Former Chase Manhattan Plaza

A new dawn is coming for a lower Manhattan landmark. With Chase gone, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal for an adaptive reuse of the plaza in front of the building formerly known as One Chase Manhattan Plaza (now 28 Liberty Street since Fosun International Ltd. bought). There will be ground floor retail and major changes to the plaza that should bring a lot of it back to its former glory.

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Construction Update: 250 Ashland Place, Downtown Brooklyn

Last week, YIMBY brought you an update on 333 Schermerhorn Street, and now we’ve got a look at 250 Ashland Place, a BAM Cultural District tower rising fast next to the newly built, modernist Theater for a New Audience in Downtown Brooklyn. YIMBY reader Tectonic has been keeping a close watch on all the Downtown towers, and sent along these shots of the construction progress.

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Permits Filed: 11-02 30th Drive, Astoria

The low-slung, industrial stretch of Vernon Boulevard that winds along the Astoria waterfront is slowly giving rise to large residential developments, like Alma Realty’s 17-story, two-tower complex under construction next to Ravenswood Generating Station. Now another developer has filed plans for a 101,000-square-foot apartment building at 11-02 30th Drive, on the corner of Vernon Boulevard.

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