In an exciting reveal, Tishman Speyer has appealed to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) for approvals to update Rockefeller Plaza, one of New York’s most iconic public spaces. Renderings from Gabellini Sheppard Associates offer a first look at the many changes the team has proposed.
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.
For more than 40 years, the Empire State Building‘s observatory reigned as the loftiest manmade place on Earth. Though no longer the pinnacle of New York, the Art Deco masterpiece’s Olympian mass still cuts an uncontested figure in the popular imagination as a symbol of the city and is an enduring emblem of human might and ingenuity. Today, as the supertall enters its tenth decade, it welcomes visitors with a fresh new face, the product of a four-year, $165 million renovation to improve the experience for the 10,000-odd guests that stream through its doors each day.
Developer Two Trees has revealed plans for a mixed-used development with a beach on the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations, the River Street Waterfront Master Plan proposal calls for two mixed-use towers and the redeveloping of land adjacent to the six-acre Domino Park, also a Two Trees project.
The Central Park Conservancy and The Parks Department have unveiled plans to revamp Lasker Skating Rink and Swimming Pool located in the Harlem Meer section of Central Park. Designed by Susan T. Rodriguez Architecture Design and the Central Park Conservancy, the project arrives as one of the final components of a $150 million renewal plan for the park’s northern tip.