Late last year, Pink Stone Capital filed applications for a 51-story, 429-unit mixed-use tower with 23,000 square feet of retail space at 111 Washington Street, in the Financial District, and now the developer has tasked Cushman & Wakefield to market the site. In early 2014, YIMBY reported that the assemblage has 362,300 square feet of development rights, and according to the Daily News, Pink Stone expects to sell it for more than $170 million. Handel Architects was the architect of record for the old plans.
Last month, YIMBY brought you news of Tribeca Associates’ planned 26-story, 228-key hotel at 143 Fulton Street/26 Ann Street, in the Financial District, and now crews are prepping the existing three-story building for demolition, courtesy of a YIMBY reader. Retail space will be located on the first three floors in the 88,447 square-foot building, and SLCE Architects is the architect of record. The new building’s design has not yet been revealed.
In February of 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for a 29-story, 249-key hotel at 6 Water Street, in the Financial District, and later that year, revealed an on-site rendering of the project, which is being designed by Gene Kaufman. Courtesy of a YIMBY reader, photos confirm the building is finally rising, and it’s now one floor above street level. Rhode Island-based Magna Hospitality Group is developing, after acquiring the site from prolific hotel builder Sam Chang last year for $44.3 million. Signage indicates an anticipated completion date of this coming winter, though that would seem unlikely.
When the Fulton Transit Center opened last November, glowing reviews celebrated its 53-foot-wide oculus while lamenting its $1.4 billion price tag, which had doubled since the project’s inception several years before. Now, spokespeople from Westfield and the MTA tell YIMBY that retail will begin opening in the fall and continue through 2016. There will be about 20 stores ranging from retail and service providers to eateries and full service restaurants.
Last week, YIMBY posted an update on construction at 175 Greenwich Street, aka Three World Trade Center, as the tower reached its halfway point, having risen 41/80 stories. Now we have new information that the building has in fact seen a height reduction from the previous version, dropping from 1,168 feet down to 1,079 feet, and we also have two new renderings of the podium.
Vornado Realty Trust is exploring the idea of converting the 27-story, 473,000 square-foot office building at 20 Broad Street, in the Financial District, into residential units, according to Crain’s. Vornado may decide to keep the building as office space, but could also purchase and demolish the building once New York Stock Exchange vacates the building next year; their lease of 381,000 square feet expires in August. Currently, Vornado ground-leases the property.
Crown Acquisitions has purchased the three-story retail building at 144 Fulton Street, in the Financial District, for $25 million, according to New York Daily News. Plans for the property have not been disclosed, but the site is primed for redevelopment, and has some of the best transit access in New York, directly adjacent to the Fulton Center and just two blocks from the WTC Transit Hub.
A U.S. subsidiary of Beijing-based China Oceanwide Holdings has made a deal with Howard Hughes Corp. to purchase the development site at 80 South Street, in the Financial District, for $390 million, according to Crain’s. Along with the five-story building at 80 South Street, the assemblage includes the 10-story building at 163 Front Street. The site boasts 820,000 square feet of development rights, with residential space allowed to span 440,000 square feet while the remainder designated for some form of commercial space.
The last time we checked on Silverstein’s 175 Greenwich Street (aka Three World Trade Center), work had resumed, and the core had just begun rising again. Now, five months later, the future supertall has just passed the halfway point in its rise. A project insider has sent along several photos, as well as a few snippets of information, including word that the structure is up to the 41st floor (out of 80 total).
A new dawn is coming for a lower Manhattan landmark. With Chase gone, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal for an adaptive reuse of the plaza in front of the building formerly known as One Chase Manhattan Plaza (now 28 Liberty Street since Fosun International Ltd. bought). There will be ground floor retail and major changes to the plaza that should bring a lot of it back to its former glory.