Exciting and long-awaited news has been announced in the Financial District, as a return to the original architect for Two World Trade Center has been confirmed. The New York Post reports that Norman Foster’s original 2006 supertall proposal, aka 200 Greenwich Street, is getting another shot at becoming a reality with a more updated design. In 2018, YIMBY was the first to indicate this was a possibility in an interview with Larry Silverstein, head of Silverstein Properties, who said Foster’s vision was still on the table, although at that point the Bjarke Ingels design was the apparent lead contender for construction.
New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will decide the fate of a new nine-story hotel to be constructed within the historic Margaret Louisa Home in Manhattan. The existing six-story structure at 16 East 16th Street was completed in 1891 and included 78 bedrooms, parlor and reception rooms, private dining areas, a public restaurant, and laundry facilities for over 100 women who lived in the building.
The Brookfield Place shopping center is now home to a 73,000-square-foot venue space, one of the largest to debut in Battery Park City, Manhattan. Located within 225 Liberty Street in the Financial District, the space is operated by Convene, a New York City-based hospitality company that designs and services a network of venues across the country.
Permits have been filed for a ten-story commercial and community facility building at 30 Thompson Street in Soho, Manhattan. Located between Grand Street and Watts Street, the lot is near the Canal Street subway station, serviced by the 1 train and the Spring Street station, serviced by the C and E trains. DHA Capital is listed as the owner behind the applications. Previous plans for the site include a condo project designed by Karim Rashid.
Avison Young’s investment sales team has revealed new renderings of a 50,000-square-foot building on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The property’s address is listed as 176-178 Delancey Street, where two vacant low-rise structures are currently located.