United American Land has revealed plans to construct a new mixed-used property at 277 Canal Street, the first project to be announced following passage of a controversial neighborhood rezoning of more than 55 city blocks across Soho and NoHo. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, the proposed building will top out at 13 stories and comprise a mix of market-rate rentals, affordable housing units, and retail on the lower levels. The property is located at the convergence of Soho and Chinatown on the northeast corner of Canal Street and Broadway, and currently houses a bank, a gym, and several small-box retail businesses.
Renderings from BILD NY Architecture are the first to reveal a new residential expansion project at 1188 President Street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The existing property, constructed around 1920, stands two stories tall and houses a small ground-floor deli and five rental apartments. The expansion will add a three-story volume above, and several neighboring properties along President Street and Nostrand Avenue.
Façade installation continues on One High Line, a two-tower mixed-use complex at 500 West 18th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Witkoff Group and Access Industries, the 900,000-square-foot project consists of 36- and 26-story towers rising from a shared podium and will yield 236 condominium units, a hotel component, ground-floor retail space, and a public plaza. Witkoff purchased the property, formerly known as The XI, in a foreclosure sale for $900 million and partnered with Access Industries and Monroe Capital to complete the once-stalled development. Suffolk Construction is the new general contractor, Enzo Enea is the landscape architect, and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales and marketing for the project, which is alternately addressed as 76 Eleventh Avenue and stands adjacent to the High Line on a plot bound by West 18th Street to the north, West 17th Street to the south, Tenth Avenue to the east, and West Street to the west.
Construction is complete on 540 Waverly Avenue, a nine-story residential building in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Designed by Kutnicki Bernstein Architects and developed by The Daten Group, the 117,000-square-foot structure yields 135 rental units spread across 91,000 square feet with 41 residences reserved for affordable housing, 52 parking spaces, and 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The property is located at the corner of Waverly and Atlantic Avenues.
Work is finally finished on Anish Kapoor’s mirrored bean sculpture at the base of 56 Leonard Street, an 831-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Tribeca. The 19-foot-tall, 48-foot-long amorphous artwork was unveiled last week beside the main lobby and ground-floor retail space of the 57-story reinforced concrete tower, which was designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Hill West Architects for Alexico Grpup and opened in 2017. Performance Structures was the fabricator for Kapoor’s 40-ton permanent installation, located at the corner of Leonard and Church Streets.