Renovation work continues to progress on PENN 2, a 31-story commercial building at Two Penn Plaza in Midtown. Designed by MdeAS Architects and developed by Vornado Realty Trust, the project involves the replacement of the 53-year-old structure’s façade with a modern glass curtain wall. The 412-foot-tall, 1.61 million-square-foot tower was originally designed by Charles Luckman Associates and stands along Seventh Avenue between West 31st and 33rd Streets. PENN 2 is immediately to the east of Madison Square Garden and is one component within the Penn District revitalization scheme that calls for the construction and redevelopment of several buildings surrounding Penn Station in the coming years. Turner Construction Company is the general contractor for the project.
Construction is nearing topping out on 601 Baltic Street, a ten-story residential building in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Designed by Orlando Diaz of Form4 Design Studio PLLC and developed by Yiannes Einhorn of Einhorn Development Group, the 30,018-square-foot building will yield 25 units. Built By Grid LLC is the general contractor and King Contracting Group in charge of the brick and CMU work for the property, which is located at the corner of Baltic Street and Fourth Avenue.
Construction is getting closer to completion on 101 West 14th Street, a 13-story residential building in Chelsea, Manhattan. Alternately addressed as 531 Sixth Avenue, the reinforced concrete structure is designed by ODA Architecture and developed by Gemini Rosemont and will yield 44 condominium units as well as 5,830 square feet of ground-floor retail space for two tenants. Residential sales launched last year and are being led by Ryan Serhant of Nestseekers International’s Serhant Team, with prices starting at $1.35 million for one-bedroom units. Whitehall Interiors is in charge in interior designs and New Line Structures is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the northwest corner of West 14th Street and Sixth Avenue, just above the border with Greenwich Village.
Exterior work is nearing completion on 76 Eighth Avenue, a ten-story commercial structure in Greenwich Village. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed by Sang Lee, Noviprop, and Plus Development, the 120-foot-tall structure will yield 30,000 square feet of office space and ground-floor retail. RAAD Studios designed the lobby space and Plus Design Studios designed the office interiors for the property, which is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 14th Street, on the border of the Meatpacking District, Chelsea, and West Village neighborhoods.
Construction has passed the halfway mark on 555 Greenwich Street, a 16-story commercial building in Hudson Square, Manhattan. Designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by the joint venture Hudson Square Properties, which includes Trinity Church Wall Street, Hines, and Norges Bank Investment Management, the 270,000-square-foot structure will connect on nearly every floor with its adjacent neighbor at 345 Hudson Street via a horizontal overbuild, bringing the overall leasable space to 715,000 square feet. The project is also being designed as one of the city’s most sustainable buildings. Tishman Construction is the contractor for the building, which is rising on a plot bound by Greenwich Street to the west, Charlton Street to the south, and King Street to the north.