With formwork about to rise above ground level at Nordstrom Tower, the Smith + Gill-designed supertall’s plans seem to be finalized, pending possible adjustments at the very top. But other renderings for Extell’s site were created by several firms during the RFP process, and we now have images of proposals by Foster + Partners and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. While they will remain unbuilt, both versions of the building offer fantastical takes on the future of Midtown in their own right.
Empty lots are slowly disappearing in western Crown Heights, as developers snap them up for condo-worthy prices. One of these developers has filed plans to erect a five-story, eight-unit apartment building on the vacant plot at 529 Park Place, between Grand and Classon Avenues.
The shell of a gas station at 100 East Broadway has sat empty for six years near the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge in Chinatown. Now a 14-story office and medical building will rise on the block-long corner lot between the bridge, Division Street, Pike Street and East Broadway.
When the Fulton Transit Center opened last November, glowing reviews celebrated its 53-foot-wide oculus while lamenting its $1.4 billion price tag, which had doubled since the project’s inception several years before. Now, spokespeople from Westfield and the MTA tell YIMBY that retail will begin opening in the fall and continue through 2016. There will be about 20 stores ranging from retail and service providers to eateries and full service restaurants.
Three buildings are on the rise at 760, 764 and 767a Bergen Street between Grand and Washington Avenues, on one of the busiest blocks for new construction in the Crown and Prospect Heights borderlands.