Construction is going vertical on Waterview at Greenpoint, a two-tower residential development along Newtown Creek on the Greenpoint, Brooklyn waterfront. Designed by CetraRuddy and developed by Clipper Equity, the 811,000-square-foot project consists of the 30-story, 222-unit 77 Commercial Street and the 40-story, 298-unit 87 Commercial Street, which will rise from a shared seven-story podium. Of the 720 units, 200 are slated as affordable. A 300-car parking garage will also sit below grade. Waterview at Greenpoint is rising at the confluence of Commercial and Box Streets on a plot that once housed a two-story, 95,000-square-foot warehouse. Ray Builders Inc. is the general contractor,Hatfield Group is serving as the facade consultants, and WSP is the structural engineer.
Renderings from BDF Design illustrate a new mixed-use property at 2134 Coyle Street in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. The proposed building will comprise just over 207,000 square feet with a mix of market-rate and permanently affordable housing, ground-floor retail, and two levels of sub-grade parking designed to accommodate up to 195 vehicles.
Demolition work is ramping up at 343 Madison Avenue, site of a 1,050-foot commercial supertall in Midtown East. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Boston Properties, the 754,120-square-foot structure will yield 748,618 square feet of office space, 2,130 square feet of retail space, and 2,372 square feet of subterranean circulation paths to Grand Central Terminal and the future East Side Access project. The skyscraper is replacing a 105-year-old 15-story building between East 44th and 45th Streets that formerly housed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority headquarters.
YIMBY spotted a series of new and updated interior and exterior renderings by DBOX of Penn 15, a massive 1,270-foot supertall designed by Foster + Partners at 15 Penn Plaza. The mammoth 2.8 million-square-foot, 57-story office project is being developed by Vornado Realty Trust and is part of the much larger 7.4 million-square-foot Penn District master plan in Midtown, Manhattan. The redevelopment aims to transform and revitalize the area between Sixth and Seventh Avenues and West 32nd and West 34th Streets with a total of eight new buildings. All of which would surround the 109-year-old James A. Farley Building and Skidmore Owings & Merrill‘s newly opened Moynihan Train Hall, as well as One and Two Penn Plaza and Madison Square Garden, which itself has also seen grandiose proposals to be re-imagined.
YIMBY went to check out the views from the 44th floor of the 475-foot-tall 52-41 Center Boulevard, the shorter building in ODA Architects‘ two-tower complex in Hunters Point, Queens. Its sibling is the 587-foot-tall 52-03 Center Boulevard to the north. Both edifices rise along the East River waterfront on a parcel bound by Center Boulevard to the west, Borden Avenue to the north, 2nd Street to the east, and 54th Avenue to the south. SLCE Architects served as the architect of record for the 46- and 56-story mixed-use towers that are part of TF Cornerstone‘s Hunters Point South development.