A large amount of black netting and scaffolding is going up on all sides of the limestone and terracotta curtain wall of the Flatiron Building as it embarks on a nearly yearlong renovation. Designed by Daniel Burhnam, the 117-year-old steel-framed landmark is a classic example of the old New York architecture and continues to draw people from around the world to take in its iconic prow at the intersection of Broadway and Fifth Avenue.
Façade work is continuing on the forthcoming Canopy by Hilton hotel at 159 Morgan Street in Downtown Jersey City. The ground-up, reinforced concrete structure is topped out at ten stories and will yield a total of 211 rooms. The project includes a rooftop bar and 6,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space, with the main lobby located on the second floor and connected to street level by an elevator. KABR Group is the developer of the property, which will be the first Canopy by Hilton location in New Jersey. Katerra is in charge of construction of the mixed-use building.
GF55 Partners and Urban Standard Capital have revealed detailed renderings of both interior and exterior components of 31 Lispenard Street in Tribeca. The project team first appeared before the Landmarks Preservation Commission to facilitate construction of the seven-story building located on the corner of Church and Lispenard Streets. If approved, the structure is expected to comprise 12,603 square feet. This includes ground-floor retail spanning 1,031 square feet and 10,362 square feet of residential area above.
Developers are now pursuing a 6.6-million-square-foot expansion of Industry City that would introduce a vibrant mix of office space, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, academic, and community-oriented facilities. The expansion is described as an Innovation Economy District that will facilitate the creation of new employment opportunities and the commercialization of underutilized zoning lots.
The seven-story Nordstrom flagship at the base of Central Park Tower, aka 217 West 57th Street, is finally open for business. Thursday, October 24 marked the official opening of the massive 320,000-square-foot store, its largest in New York. The main doors are located along West 57th Street underneath the wavy, transparent glass curtain wall. James Carpenter Design Associates is the interior designer for the store and Extell is the developer of the 1,550-foot-high Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed supertall. This is the first portion of the property that is finished.