A major step forward for the New York City skyline was taken on Tuesday morning. Elected officials joined developers to celebrate the official groundbreaking for One Vanderbilt.
In February, it was reported that Alloy Development would be building its new headquarters at 341 Nevins Street (a.k.a. 431 Carroll Street), in Gowanus. The firm has recently filed applications for the project, which will measure 9,923 square feet and rise 38 feet above street level. Part of the ground floor will be leased as retail space for a restaurant, while Alloy’s office space will be located on the rest of the ground floor, a mezzanine level associated with the ground floor, and the second floor. The ground floor will also contain two parking spaces. Alloy is designing the project in-house and construction is expected to begin in 2017 for a 2018 completion.
A year ago, SL Green began knocking down a full block of prewar commercial buildings next to Grand Central to make way for a 1,401-foot-tall office tower at One Vanderbilt Avenue. Now YIMBY has a time lapse of the lengthy demolition between 42nd and 43rd Streets, courtesy of the project’s PR team.
Only a portion of the former five-story commercial building’s steel skeleton remains at the site of a planned 11-story, 137,081-square-foot commercial building at 510 West 22nd Street, located along the High Line in West Chelsea. The steel beams will be incorporated into the new building, which means the project is technically an expansion. Excavation work is currently taking place elsewhere on the property, as seen in the latest from Tectonic.
Tribeca Associates is currently conducting a $30 million renovation of the 47-story, 470,000-square-foot office tower, known as the Continental Bank Building, at 30 Broad Street in the Financial District. Architecture firms Montroy Andersen DeMarco and Jun Aizaki Architecture & Design are behind the renovation.