Construction Update: 290 West Street and 460 Washington

290 West Street and 460 Washington Street

The northwestern corner of Tribeca continues to see rapid changes, as two developments are now rising on the same block. Both 290 West Street and 460 Washington have risen quickly over the past month, and the buildings now outflank their shared neighbor at 288 West Street.

290 West Street

290 West Street

Adjmi & Andreoli are designing the 13-unit 290 West Street, and the condominium project’s appearance was recently revised. The building will be defined by large casement windows as well as an extruded element facing West Street, which will present an appealing contrast against the site’s pre-war neighbor. VE Equities is the developer, and per Curbed, Elliman is marketing.

290 West Street and 460 Washington Street

290 West Street and 460 Washington Street

Down the block, 460 Washington is much larger, and will have 107 units. The design is less distinct, but the infill will be positive, as surrounds are still dominated by parking lots and old warehouses. Ismael Leyva and BKSK are designing, and Related is the developer.

460 Washington Street

460 Washington Street, 290 West Street at left

Northern Tribeca was recently subject to a NIMBY push, with groups advocating for the expansion of the North Tribeca historic district on the basis that “even if the architecture is undistinguished, there is an argument to be made for saving that fabric.”

The lack of rational or sensical discourse when it comes to landmarking show how subjective the process is, and why policy should be geared towards long-term planning rather than the whims of special interest groups. North Tribeca may be quite expensive, but most of the area remains desolate, with abandoned buildings and autobody shops dominating; these things do not enhance the built environment, and replacing them with housing would benefit both the city and the neighborhood.

Given its excellent transit accessibility, North Tribeca would make a viable candidate for comprehensive upzoning, especially given proximity to the office buildings of the Financial District, which are within walking distance. Projects like 290 West Street and 460 Washington are positive steps towards revitalizing the neighborhood, but more generous development is warranted, and the area would be ideal for high-density buildings.

460 Washington Street

460 Washington Street

Completion of 290 West Street is expected in the spring of 2015, while 460 Washington is expected to open in the fall of 2015.

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Posted in 290 West Street | 460 Washington Street | Architecture | Construction Update | Downtown | Ismael Leyva | Morris Adjmi Architects | New York | Related | Residential | Tribeca

Permits Filed: 59 Franklin Street

59 Franklin Street, image via Google Maps

Bonjour Capital has filed applications to construct a new 18-story building at 59 Franklin Street, in Tribeca, between Church and Broadway. The architect of record is Goldner.

Permits reveal a total scope of 89,080 square feet, and the building will be entirely residential, divided between 89 apartments.

The surrounding neighborhood is booming, with two projects underway on adjacent blocks; work is progressing at Cast Iron House, at 67 Franklin Street, and the ODA-designed 5 Franklin Place is also rising. Tribeca real estate is becoming increasingly prime, and with the area’s transit connections, denser development should be encouraged; the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, 4, 5, 6, N, Q, and R trains are all just a short walk away.

59 Franklin Street

59 Franklin Street, image vi Google Maps

Given available connections, 59 Franklin Street’s proposed FAR of 9.3 looks relatively miserly, and something that corresponds to the transit infrastructure would be more appropriate. At the very least, the project’s unit mix will be more diverse than most developments in Tribeca, where new apartments tend towards palatial; at Bonjour’s building, the average size will be approximately 1,000 square feet.

Demolition filings for the existing 5-story structure were approved in May, with new building permits now pending approval.

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Construction Updates: 30 and 19 Park Place

19 and 30 Park Place, photo by Colin Miller

At the bottom of Tribeca, on opposite sides of Park Place, two very different buildings continue to rise.

The first is Silverstein’s 30 Park Place, designed by Robert A.M. Stern, which will eventually stand 67 stories and 937 feet. The ornamentation follows the pattern set at 15 Central Park West: light touches around the entrance, and above, a facade that is stark and unembellished.

30 Park Place

30 Park Place, photo by Colin Miller

Cladding is making varying progress depending on the face, but the northern side has seen the façade rise a dozen or so stories above ground. While Stern managed to convince the Zeckendorfs of the benefits of limestone uptown, downtown Silverstein is going with cheaper pre-cast concrete panels.

30 Park Place

30 Park Place, photo by Colin Miller

In the foreground of the shot sits 19 Park Place, previously dubbed the Tribeca Royale, designed by Ismael Leyva and developed by ABN Realty. At 252 feet and 21 stories, it isn’t that tall, but its very small footprint makes it stand out: it sits on an elongated, 150-feet-deep through-block tenement lot, with just 25 feet of street frontage on either side.

19 Park Place

19 Park Place, photo by Colin Miller

Each resident of the 24 condos will have one of the massive circular balconies that define the project, and Curbed says asking prices will “center around $19 million.”

The lot was made possible by a rare combination of circumstances, and a building with such proportions is not likely to be repeated too many times nearby. The site sits outside of the core of the downtown central business district, so it was never joined with other lots for a skyscraper. But it’s also generously zoned, to a maximum floor-area ratio of 10, and lies outside of the historic and special use districts that blanket the rest of Tribeca and would prohibit such a tall, modern building.

Both projects will test the reach of the downtown ultra-luxury market, as Park Place sits outside of the most prime area, and the surrounding neighborhood arguably feels more like the Financial District or Civic Center than Tribeca.

30 Park Place

30 Park Place, photo by Colin Miller

Regardless, completion of 19 Park Place is expected by 2015, and 30 Park Place will wrap up by 2016.

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Posted in 19 Park Place | 30 Park Place | ABN Realty | Architecture | Construction Update | Downtown | Ismael Leyva | New York | Residential | Robert Stern Architects | Silverstein

Construction Update: 5 Franklin Place

5 Franklin Place

Construction is making major headway at 5 Franklin Place which has nearly topped-out; as of January, the Tribeca building was just a stump. ODA is the project’s architect, and El Ad Group is developing.

Franklin Place

Franklin Place — images from ODA

5 Franklin Place will have 53 units, and sales have already been impressive; Curbed recently reported that only one residence remains, priced at $7.45 million. Per DOB permits — which indicate the structure is officially classified as a conversion and vertical enlargement — the building will stand 20 stories and 210 feet tall.

5 Franklin Place

5 Franklin Place

While the facade remains missing in action, renderings are promising. The portion of the structure that’s already been built adds to Broadway’s street-wall, and though the building’s mark on the skyline will be minimal, it will be attractive, and its contemporary appearance will contrast positively against its historic surrounds.

5 Franklin Place

5 Franklin Place

ODA is designing several projects in the vicinity, including 15 Renwick Street, but 5 Franklin’s most notable neighbor is Shigeru Ban’s Cast Iron House, where work is also underway. The Franklin Street corridor continues to emerge as a local hotspot, and pricing at both sites is astronomical.

5 Franklin Place

5 Franklin Place

Completion of 5 Franklin Place has been pushed back slightly, and new on-site signage indicates the building will be finished in February of 2015.

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Revealed: 101 Tribeca, Downtown’s (Future) Tallest Residential Building

101 TriBeCa, image by KPF

YIMBY has the reveal for 101 Murray Street — aka 101 Tribeca — which is being developed by Fisher Brothers and The Witkoff Group. A tipster sent along the renderings, also confirming that the tower will become the tallest residential building in Lower Manhattan, surpassing both 56 Leonard and 30 Park Place; Kohn Pedersen Fox is the architect.

Previous renderings – apparently from a design competition — were deemed inaccurate, and thankfully so; KPF’s skyscraper will gracefully tower over its surrounds without a spaceship on top. The facade sweeps upwards from the base of the tower, culminating in a pointed pinnacle approximately 950 feet above the streets below.

101 Tribeca

101 Tribeca with One World Trade Center in background, image by KPF

The 63-story building will have 129 condominiums, with its entire floor area totaling 433,800 square feet. Ceilings will be palatial, and the glassy facade will offer sweeping views over Manhattan, New Jersey, and Long Island, enhanced by the tower’s relative isolation on the skyline.

Design-wise, 101 Tribeca bears semblance to 45 East 22nd Street, which is also a KPF project; both towers will expand as they rise, taking maximum advantage of allowed FAR by pushing their bulk where it is most profitable.

The project is removed from the heart of the Financial District, and it will become one of Lower Manhattan’s most prominent buildings, especially when viewed from the north. The 950′ figure may be approximate, and 101 Tribeca seems likely to approach the ‘supertall’ threshold of 1,000′; if the below rendering is correct, it may actually be slightly taller than the 977′ 150 Greenwich Street.

101 Murray Street

101 Tribeca, image by KPF

Pending design changes at 22 Thames — which was supposed to rise 960′, but has now traded hands — 101 Tribeca will rank as the third tallest building Downtown, behind One World Trade Center and 150 Greenwich Street. Lower Manhattan’s boom is now raging, though the former St. John’s dormitory must be demolished before construction on KPF’s latest marvel can begin.

Given the location and unbeatable views, pricing is likely to be astronomical. No completion date has been announced, but demolition of the existing structure appears imminent.

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Construction Update: 460 Washington Street

460 Washington Street

460 Washington Street is finally going vertical, and construction is already two floors above street level; as of the last update, from July of 2013, the site was a hole in the ground. Located on the northern tip of TriBeCa, Related is developing, and Ismael Leyva and BKSK are designing.

460 Washington Street

460 Washington Street

Permits indicate the building will stand 10 stories and 110 feet tall, with 107 units within. Accounting for TriBeCa’s predominantly low-rise character, BKSK has included setbacks along the project’s street frontage, beginning on the seventh floor. The envelope then recedes 15 feet along Watts and Washington Streets and 10 feet on West Street, allowing upper residences to enjoy outdoor space.

460 Washington Street

460 Washington Street

The vicinity is seeing a mini-development boom; on the same block, 290 West Street is also rising, and to the east, new projects include a hotel at 503 Canal Street, and another Related building at 261 Hudson Street. Infill projects are quickly replacing under-utilized lots as the neighborhood continues to mature, and what was formerly a ‘no man’s land’ is becoming much more like the rest of Tribeca.

460 Washington Street

460 Washington Street

Aesthetically, 460 Washington will be attractive, and the design’s consideration for its surrounds will result in a positive addition to the neighborhood. The building’s western side will have permanent unobstructed views of the Hudson River; when combined with the ample outdoor space, prices are likely to be high, and the development will definitely cater to the luxury market.

On-site signage states an anticipated completion date of Fall 2015.

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Revealed: 290 West Street

290 West Street, image by Adjmi & Andreoli

Springtime has seen the Tribeca boom continue to expand, and 290 West Street — which had seemingly been stalled — is finally reaching skywards. VE Equities is the developer, and Adjmi & Andreoli led the project’s design, which has apparently seen changes since its last reveal, via The Post.

290 West Street

290 West Street

290 West Street will measure 36,927 square feet, which will be split between nine floors and thirteen condominiums. With residences averaging over 2,500 square feet apiece, the product will be similar to VE and Adjmi & Andreoli’s other recent collaboration at 11 North Moore, just a few blocks to the southeast.

290 West Street

290 West Street

The building will present another contemporary-classic addition to Tribeca, mixing both modern and historic features. 290 West Street has been downsized since the design was first unveiled, losing two floors from its top; the re-configured structure also has a protruding window from its penthouse, a contrast to indentations featured in the previous iteration.

Still, the facade will have Adjmi’s trademark casement windows, and it also looks to integrate rooftop terraces for future residents. While the old scale of 290 West Street was also appropriate — and its intricacies more subtle — the new design will still present an opportunity for contextual growth. As the northernmost lot in Tribeca, its redevelopment speaks to the scale of the neighborhood’s renaissance, and how every corner is now being revitalized.

290 West Street

290 West Street

On-site signage indicates completion is likely in the spring of 2015.

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Construction Update: 71 Reade Street

87 Chambers Street -- 'Reade Chambers'

A new residential building — dubbed Reade Chambers – has topped out at 71 Reade Street; the site has an alternative address at 87 Chambers Street, hence the moniker. CBSK Ironstate is developing, and Goldstein, Hill & West is named as the executive architect, while Selldorf is designing interiors.

87 Chambers Street

87 Chambers Street

Reade Chambers will have 17 condominiums, and its nine floors stand 99′ above the street. The overall scope of construction is well within TriBeCa’s buildable height limit of 135 feet. Although short, 87 Chambers will fill another gap in the urban landscape, spanning through the entire block. Diagrams indicate that setbacks will define the building’s upper levels — which are invisible from the street — creating outdoor space for the penthouses.

71 Reade Street

71 Reade Street

Concrete stands six stories above Chambers Street, flush with the street-wall. Construction appears to match renderings previously posted on Curbed, and the structure will complement its Tribeca surrounds. Petite windows, like those of 71 Reade’s pre-war neighbors, have already been sculpted using concrete blocks — and glass should be arriving soon — but installation of the final façade has yet to begin.

71 Reade Street

71 Reade Street

Given the price-point — and Penthouse A’s $8.75 million listing – the limestone finish should be quite attractive. While ultra-luxury developments are usually appealing regardless of location, the pursuit of contextuality at 71 Reade is obvious.

Completion of Reade Chambers is expected later this year.

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Revealed: 11 Beach Street

11 Beach Street

A tipster sent along renderings for 11 Beach Street, which is currently undergoing a major renovation as the structure transitions to rentals; per a recent post on Curbed, the building will have 27 units, with pricing starting at $4.5 million. HFZ Capital is the developer, and Thomas Juul-Hansen is leading the design of the interiors, while BKSK is the architect of record.

11 Beach Street

11 Beach Street, rendering by Williams New York

Permits indicate that the site’s total scope spans 107,367 square feet, and units will average nearly 4,000 square feet apiece; the building stands ten stories tall, and the renovation and refurbishment will maintain the site’s current size.  Given the boutique nature of the project — and the enormous residences — prices are likely to be astronomical.

If the newest rendering is any indicator, 11 Beach Street will be an improvement on its relative predecessor, enhancing the surrounding neighborhood with new residences. As Tribeca has continued to revitalize, its northern side streets have been some of the last arteries to see improvements, and the surrounds of HFZ’s latest project are currently undergoing a mini-renaissance.

Just a few blocks away, developments like 11 North Moore and 56 Leonard are rising; the vicinity is finally advancing beyond its pre-war history, emerging as a vibrant residential node. Despite ultra-high prices, street-front retail has continued to thrive, as allowed density is significantly more generous than the West Village; due to prohibitive zoning and angry NIMBYs, that neighborhood has entered a mummified state, slowly decaying within a sarcophagus of red tape.

Completion of 11 Beach Street is slated for early 2016.

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YIMBY Today

341 Canal Street -- image via Curbed

341 Canal Street [Curbed]: The Landmarks Preservation Commission gave approval to a “Gene Kaufman-designed six-story retail and residential building” at 341 Canal Street in SoHo. The site has remained vacant for years for financial reasons, but soon, something may finally rise on the street corner.

335 St Nicholas Avenue [Wychoff Heights]: Demolition permits have been submitted for a one-story office and warehouse building at 335 St. Nicholas Avenue in Ridgewood. A “new four-story residential building is proposed for the site,” which will house 14 units.

363-365 Bond Street [DNAinfo New York]: Resident complaints have confirmed that foundation work is well underway at 365 Bond Street in Gowanus, where the Lightstone Group is building a 700-unit abode. Pictorial evidence shows pile-drivers at work, grounding the roots for what will become a 12-story building. Pile driving should “continue for the next 30 business days”.

49 Dupont Street [The Real Deal]: On Monday, Dupont Street Developers bought a 10-parcel industrial warehouse at 49 Dupont Street with “260,911 square feet of as-of-right development potential,” in addition to another 100,000 square feet in potential affordable housing bonuses. Directly across from residential projects 77 Commercial and Greenpoint Landing, this underdeveloped and soon-to-be rapidly changing area of Greenpoint will utilize its convenient location, with proximity to Manhattan, LIC and DoBro. Reportedly, the “new owners were considering a plan to build three residential towers on the site”.

227 Cherry Street [Bowery Boogie]: Demolition is going smoothly at the Pathmark site of Extell’s planned 68-story and 787-unit residential tower on the Lower East Side, at 227 Cherry Street. In a part of Manhattan where skyscrapers are non-existent, Extell’s tower will challenge New Yorkers on how they view the predominantly low-income housing neighborhood; expect close coverage of this project’s progress.

311 State Street [Brownstoner]: Developer State Renaissance Townhomes owns another stretch of State Street in Boerum Hill, this time on the corner of Hoyt Street. Although “no work has started behind the construction fence,” a rendering of Neo-Georgian townhouses, like the ones at 345-353 State, has been posted on site. According to PropertyShark, the site comes with 25,534 buildable square feet.

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