Exterior completion is approaching for one of the most dramatic additions to the Downtown skyline in decades. The Helmut Jahn-designed residential skyscraper at 50 West Street reached its full height of 784 feet in September. As of today, most scaffolding has been removed from the crown, revealing a slanted concrete halo. The elegant concrete band will soon be obscured by a cocoon of curvy glass, which is being installed only nine floors below.
Time Equities plans to convert The Venetian, a five-story, 33-unit rental building at 447 Avenue P in the southwestern corner of Midwood, into condominiums. The developer acquired the building in December of 2014 for $27 million, just two years after the project opened in 2012. The building, located a block away from the Avenue P stop on the F line, also has 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Time Equities’ 64-story, 191-condo-unit luxury tower under construction at 50 West Street, in the Financial District, is now 50 stories up, according to Curbed. Construction has progressed quickly; last November, the structure was just three stories tall, and by March, it was half of its current height. Units are now 50% sold out, and completion is slated for 2016. Helmut Jahn is designing, and the tower will also include roughly 21,100 square feet of commercial space, with retail and office condominiums spanning the first two stories.
YIMBY recently featured an update on construction at 50 West Street on the YIMBYgram, and now we have a new video of what the project will look like once work is complete, likely by early 2016. Time Equities is developing the 64-story building, which was designed by Helmut Jahn.
The 64-story tower at 50 West Street is currently rising, and YIMBY got a a few shots of the skyscraper from the West Side Highway. The tower is up to about twenty-five stories, and will eventually rise…