Work is nearing completion on Anish Kapoor’s reflective “bean” sculpture at the base of 56 Leonard Street, an 831-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Tribeca. The last curved sections of the amorphous work of art have finally been assembled, closing off the missing outer section facing the corner of Leonard and Church Streets. 56 Leonard Street was designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Hill West Architects and stands as one of the tallest structures in Lower Manhattan, with a distinguished massing of irregular cantilevering floors. Anish Kapoor is also known for designing Chicago’s chrome steel-plated Cloud Gate and the ArcelorMittal Orbit from the 2012 London Summer Olympics.
The Durst Organization has launched leasing for Sven, a new 762-foot-tall residential tower in Long Island City. The property is located at 29-37 41st Avenue and is currently the second-tallest completed structure in Queens.
Construction is progressing on Jolie On Greenwich, a 42-story residential skyscraper at 77 Greenwich Street in the Financial District. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Trinity Place Holdings, the 500-foot-tall tower will yield 90 condominiums ranging from one- to four-bedroom layouts with interiors designed by Deborah Berke Partners. Future Green Studio is designing the outdoor landscaping, The Wright Fit is designing the private fitness center, LIVunLtd is managing concierge and hospitality services for residents, and Ryan Serhant from Million Dollar Listing: New York and his team at SERHANT are in charge of handling sales and marketing the homes. Gilbane Building Company is the general contractor for Jolie On Greenwich, which is bound by Greenwich Street to the west, Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza to the south, and Trinity Place to the east.
Debevoise Senior Housing, a 100 percent affordable housing property for senior residents, opened this week in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The new property is located at 40 Debevoise Street and was developed in partnership by The Arker Companies, New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and the Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA).
Construction is continuing to rise on Disney’s 1.2 million-square-foot headquarters at 137 Varick Street in Hudson Square. Alternately addressed as Four Hudson Square, the 22-story, 338-foot-tall steel-framed structure is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and is being developed by Silverstein Properties. The media giant purchased the full-block parcel from Trinity Church Real Estate for a total of $650 million and Skanska demolished four old structures that occupied the site last summer. Lendlease is constructing the new headquarters, which is bound by Varick Street to the east, Spring Street to the south, Hudson Street to the west, and Vandam Street to the north.