Construction is moving along quickly for two new towers on City Hall Park. The park is one of just three major public outdoor areas in the Financial District, making any development around it particularly important. The buildings photographed for this article are 25 Park Row and 1 Beekman Street, which will add a combined 142 new condominiums and nearly 67,000 square feet of commercial space to the neighborhood.
L&M Development Partners
Of all the developments currently under construction in New York City, none have been in the making for longer than Essex Crossing, which is rising on the site of several long-vacant lots on the Lower East Side. With the master-plan’s first new buildings just about fully complete, YIMBY sat down with Charles Bendit of Taconic, and asked the co-CEO ten questions about the New York City real estate market.
The last time YIMBY reported on progress at 23 Park Row, on the northern edge of the Financial District directly across from City Hall Park, excavation work had mostly wrapped, and foundation pouring had just begun. Four months later, concrete for the base of the soon-to-be 54-story tower has mostly wrapped, and formwork has breached street level, signaling the skyscraper’s rise is about to begin in earnest.
Delancey Street Associates has launched leasing for 350,000 square feet of office space in Essex Crossing. This will be the first significant block of Class-A office space to come to Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and the developers hope the quasi-historic surrounds and combination of new and existing retail will be enough to lure tenants.
The tallest of nine structures comprising the Essex Crossing development, at 115 Delancey Street, has officially topped-out. The last time YIMBY reported on the site, it had just risen above street level, back in late January. The 26-story building will include 195 rental apartments, of which 98 will be affordable. Its developer, Delancey Street Associates, is comprised of BFC Partners, L+M Development Partners, and Taconic Investment Partners.