The narrow blocks next to the Fulton Transit Center are about to get a little more crowded, now that plans have been filed for a 26-story hotel at 143 Fulton Street, between Broadway and Nassau Street.
The 51-story tower rising at 5 Beekman Street, next to the landmarked, 19th century office building known as Temple Court, is close to topping out. A reader sent along these construction shots and told YIMBY that workers are constructing the top four floors of mechanicals for the 700-foot-tall structure.
Time Equities’ 64-story, 191-condo-unit luxury tower under construction at 50 West Street, in the Financial District, is now 50 stories up, according to Curbed. Construction has progressed quickly; last November, the structure was just three stories tall, and by March, it was half of its current height. Units are now 50% sold out, and completion is slated for 2016. Helmut Jahn is designing, and the tower will also include roughly 21,100 square feet of commercial space, with retail and office condominiums spanning the first two stories.
The Moinian Group owns a 29-story residential and office building at 100 John Street in the heart of the Financial District, and now they want to add a 24-story addition to the five-story commercial building next door at 102 John Street, making the buildings the same height.
Construction is finally moving ahead at 175 Greenwich Street, aka 3 World Trade Center, which will be the third tallest building in the complex. But with momentum picking up across the entire site, and 200 Greenwich Street set to rise thanks to a redesign by Bjarke Ingels/BIG, 175 Greenwich Street has also seen some design changes, and 3 World Trade Center has now lost its spires in favor of a more streamlined roof.
Last October, construction was making quick progress at the World Trade Center Transit Hub, dubbed the Oculus, and the structure is now receiving its finishing touches. Platform B of the PATH’s WTC station has now opened to the public, and Platform C is currently being reconstructed. According to Curbed, glass installation for the structure’s skylight is also underway.
Kushner Companies and CIM Group plan to convert the 26-story, 470,000 square-foot office building at 2 Rector Street, in the Financial District, into 452 rental units. The property is currently 84 percent occupied, with the building’s largest lease running until 2022. The team acquired the building for $140 million in 2013.
Last September, YIMBY revealed a new design for 125 Greenwich Street, a supertall planned for the corner of Thames and Greenwich Streets, just across from the new World Trade Center. Now, we have updated images of the project, which has seen significant modifications since those images were released; nevertheless, the Rafael Viñoly-designed building will still stand well over 1,000 feet in height, and is set to become Manhattan’s tallest residential tower south of 57th Street.
YIMBY sat down with Bjarke Ingels to talk about his firm’s design for 200 Greenwich Street, aka Two World Trade Center. Despite public outcry following the change from the Norman Foster version of the tower, BIG’s innovative and forward-thinking building will truly respond to the human needs of its tenants, while also punctuating the Downtown skyline with a 1,340-foot take on a classic ziggurat. We’ve also obtained a few additional renderings of the soon-to-be icon’s impact on the cityscape.
Wired revealed renderings earlier today of Bjarke Ingels’ fantastic vision for 2 World Trade Center, also known as 200 Greenwich Street. Last week, News Corp. and 21st Century Fox signed a letter of intent to lease 1.3 million square feet at Silverstein’s 2 World Trade Center, in the Financial District, which would warrant the building’s redesign by BIG and eventual construction.