YIMBY reported on the demolition of the temporary WTC PATH station last August, and we revealed renderings for the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center last September. The complexity of the site within the new World Trade Center means that several additional steps must be completed before work can begin on the actual PAC, but now, construction has begun on the Vehicle Security Center, which will sit directly underneath the PAC.
As the Downtown Brooklyn development boom enters its second decade, the most notable projects that have risen into the borough’s skyline have all been residential, like 388 Bridge Street, the AVA Willoughby, and 333 Schermerhorn Street, each of which temporarily took the title of Brooklyn’s tallest. While developers continue their race upwards, there has also been a proliferation of somewhat less obvious infill, like 620 Fulton Street, aka the Hotel Workers Healthcare Center and Office Building, which is now complete, per the latest from Tectonic.
Most infill development on the Upper East Side is residential, but on the East River, several major sites for impending medical projects are now under construction. One of those is at 525 East 73rd Street, where Memorial Sloan Kettering’s David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care is now nearing the finish line, per the latest from Tectonic. The building stands 450 feet and 23 floors to its rooftop, comprising 750,000 square feet, and Perkins Eastman/Ennead are the architects. The site faced substantial opposition from NIMBYs during the approval process, but with cladding now rising, completion is likely within another year or so.
Building applications have been filed for a new medical center in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, at 2505 Coney Island Avenue. The structure will rise three floors, and have a total construction area of 61,865 square feet, as well as a 71-car garage in the basement. The cellar will hold 9,941 square feet of commercial storage space, and above that, an ambulatory treatment/diagnostic center will occupy 31,127 square feet. Thomas Scibilia of N.A. Design Studio is the architect of record, and Nate Weinstock of The Marcal Group is listed as the developer.
Asbury Park has seen a surge of new development following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, though up to this point, most of that has been new residential or hotel space. Now, plans have been revealed for a new performing arts center, dubbed Asbury J.A.M.S., and the building promises to anchor further improvements to the oceanfront community.