The United States Tennis Association’s 125,000-square-foot, 8,125-seat Grandstand Stadium is scheduled to debut for the 2016 US Open. The new stadium is a significant element of the $550 million overhaul of the 46-acre USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. The seating capacity is 2,125 people more than before. The design comes from Detroit-based ROSSETTI, which is also behind the design of the renovated Arthur Ashe Stadium. As part of the overhaul, Ashe is getting a new, retractable roof. Other additions and upgrades to the include a retractable roof for Louis Armstrong Stadium and a two-tiered observation deck that overlooks the practice courts. Completion of the entire project is expected by 2018 and this year’s tournament runs from August 29 to September 11.
The building of the new World Trade Center is about to take one big step closer to completion. 3 World Trade Center, the fourth office tower to be rebuilt following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, will be topped out later this morning.
The Howard Hughes Corporation’s effort to revive the South Street Seaport is getting closer to reality. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved revised plans for the exterior of the Fulton Market Building. That’s located at 11 Fulton Street, which occupies the block bound by Fulton, South, Beekman, and Front streets, in the South Street Seaport Historic District.
The vacant, 12-story former manufacturing building at 3 East 28th Street, in NoMad, is now receiving a $20 million gut-renovation. The 61,325-square-foot structure is being upgraded and modernized to accommodate office and retail tenants, Commercial Observer first reported, and YIMBY has renderings of the project.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a two-story, 21,000-square-foot commercial building at 2433 Knapp Street, located along the Plumb Beach Channel in far-eastern Sheepshead Bay. The structure will house a boat sales business with interior space to showcase eight vessels. The facility will also have off-street parking for 54 cars. Not specified is whether the project will include a dock, but since it’s located along the water, one would hardly be surprising. Steven Schneider’s New Jersey-based Schneider Associates is the architect of record. The 78,000-square-foot property, of which 25,000-square feet is developable, is vacant. In 2014, the site was on the market for $2.3 million. The latest owner acquired it in 2015 for $1.5 million.