This week YIMBY checked out 75 Nassau Street, the planned site of a striking tree-topped residential skyscraper designed by ODA and developed by Lexin Capital. Located in the Financial District, the plot from which the 498-foot-tall, 312,000-square-foot tower is due to rise currently sits empty, with no recent signs of activity since the demolition of five buildings that once stood on the land.
Work is finishing up on 151 Mercer Street, the new four-story flagship store for Tory Burch. O’Neil Langan Architects designed the 10,000-square-foot SoHo project, which replaces an old two-story garage that formerly occupied the site. Located between West Houston Street and Prince Street, the building’s dark steel cladding and indented windows give it a sleek, modern look that contrasts with the adjacent brick structures and the cobblestone-street aesthetics of the neighborhood.
JMH Development and Mettle Property Group recently celebrated the commencement of construction at 36-20 Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens. Located on the northeast corner of Northern Boulevard and Steinway Street, the 158,000-square-foot building will eventually contain a mix of rental apartments and ground-floor retail.
Local developer Joel Berkowitz has teamed up with ND Architecture & Design to construct a 12,000-square-foot mixed-use property in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Located on a large corner lot at 310 St. Nicholas Avenue, the five-story building will contain a cellar-level community center, 1,939 square feet of ground-floor retail, and 5,486 square feet of residential area positioned above.
City agencies have kicked off construction on a 21-story “tech hub” at 124 East 14th Street in Manhattan, just east of Union Square. Known officially as the Union Square Tech Training Center, the project is poised to accelerate the diversification of New York City’s technology sector through the provision of education facilities, vocational training, and on-site resources for local start-ups.