SLCE Architects

50 West Street

Public Plaza, Pedestrian Bridge Outside 50 West Street Revealed, Financial District

Now that exterior work has completed on 50 West Street – the 64-story, 191-unit mixed-use tower dubbed simply “50 West” under development in the Financial District – crews are now focused on building a 6,800-square-foot public plaza around the base of the building and a pedestrian bridge over West Street (a.k.a. the West Side Highway). Renderings of the spaces have been revealed by the Wall Street Journal. The 24-hour plaza will feature an art gallery, a café, vegetation, and seating. The pedestrian bridge, dubbed the West Thames Street Bridge, will feed directly into the plaza. It will boast steel structural supports and a glass roof and walls. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is building the new pedestrian bridge, which will replace the Rector Street bridge located a block northward. Demolition of the Rector Street bridge and construction of the new one is expected to last two years.





520 West 45th Street

Reveal for Five-Story, 18-Unit Residential Conversion at 520 West 45th Street, Hell’s Kitchen

Renderings have been revealed for the 18-unit residential conversion of the former five-story elementary school at 520 West 45th Street, in Hell’s Kitchen. Future views of the exterior and interiors can be seen in a New York Times report. The existing structure will remain the same size and will boast 28,720 square feet of residential space after the conversion, which means the apartments should average 1,595 square feet apiece. They will come in two- and three-bedrooms. Dubbed Inkwell, amenities are set to include a fitness center, laundry facilities, a bike storage room, and an outdoor recreational area on the ground floor. Gotham Organization is the developer and SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. AvroKO is designing the interiors. Occupancy can be expected in the fall.


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