YIMBY user Thomas Koloski recently photographed New York City from above, capturing the prodigious swaths of construction transforming the skylines of Lower Manhattan, Midtown, and beyond. Below are a number of major sites that are taking shape, some of which are nearing topping off and set to be completed in 2020.
This week YIMBY checked out 75 Nassau Street, the planned site of a striking tree-topped residential skyscraper designed by ODA and developed by Lexin Capital. Located in the Financial District, the plot from which the 498-foot-tall, 312,000-square-foot tower is due to rise currently sits empty, with no recent signs of activity since the demolition of five buildings that once stood on the land.
Work on the 36-story, mixed-use residential tower dubbed One Clinton is continuing to make rapid progress in Brooklyn Heights, and the building’s warm-colored stone façade is now rising. Also known as 280 Cadman Plaza West, the topped-out, triangular-shaped structure is designed by Marvel Architects and developed by Hudson Companies. The 295,000-square-foot project will include 134 residential units and One Clinton Street Library, a new public library that will replace the former Brooklyn Heights Library. The superstructure is situated at the confluence of Clinton Street, Tillary Street, and Cadman Plaza West.
City agencies have kicked off construction on a 21-story “tech hub” at 124 East 14th Street in Manhattan, just east of Union Square. Known officially as the Union Square Tech Training Center, the project is poised to accelerate the diversification of New York City’s technology sector through the provision of education facilities, vocational training, and on-site resources for local start-ups.
When the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved the conversion of the 137-year-old Domino Sugar Refinery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the development quickly became one of the most talked about construction projects in Brooklyn. Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU), the architects responsible for the visionary conversion, return this week to the LPC with changes for its previously approved design.