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 is finishing up on 151 Mercer Street, the new four-story flagship store for Tory Burch. O’Neil Langan Architects designed the 10,000-square-foot SoHo project, which replaces an old two-story garage that formerly occupied the site. Located between West Houston Street and Prince Street, the building’s dark steel cladding and indented windows give it a sleek, modern look that contrasts with the adjacent brick structures and the cobblestone-street aesthetics of the neighborhood.
JMH Development and Mettle Property Group recently celebrated the commencement of construction at 36-20 Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens. Located on the northeast corner of Northern Boulevard and Steinway Street, the 158,000-square-foot building will eventually contain a mix of rental apartments and ground-floor retail.
Construction of 540 Fulton Street is nearing the halfway mark in Downtown Brooklyn, as workers rapidly pour and form the reinforced concrete slabs of the 511-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper. Located near the corner of Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue, the 43-story building is designed by Marvel Architects and is being developed by Jenel Management. The project will yield about 330,000 square feet, with 71,844 square feet allocated to commercial space and 22,054 square feet designated for retail on the lower floors. The remaining 239,142 square feet will be occupied by residential units.
Local developer Joel Berkowitz has teamed up with ND Architecture & Design to construct a 12,000-square-foot mixed-use property in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Located on a large corner lot at 310 St. Nicholas Avenue, the five-story building will contain a cellar-level community center, 1,939 square feet of ground-floor retail, and 5,486 square feet of residential area positioned above.