YIMBY last reported on 45 Broad Street when workers arrived and barrier installation began back in September. Now, we have a few fresh renderings for the tower, which also depict what the inside of the open-air mechanical floors will look like. The supertall borrows the technique from 432 Park Avenue, and combined with the intricate bronze exterior, the resulting tower could be one of the most attractive additions to the Lower Manhattan skyline in several decades.
Besides the new renderings, work on-site also appears to be progressing slowly but surely. Machinery has begun arriving on the open lot, which is nestled in between some of the densest real estate of Manhattan.
Up above, the interior of the wind breaks may actually be publicly accessible thanks to the tower’s mixed uses. A portion of the lowest floors will be occupied by offices and a school, and the open spaces in the mid-section are part of the associated amenities package.
Current renderings depict two gaps in the exterior, and the plans confirm that there will be an outdoor area on the 27th floor, and another wind break on the 43rd floor. Each of these levels will have 32′ floor-to-ceiling heights, and as seen in the renderings, they will be quite impressive spaces in their own right.
Diagrams also show there will be a mass damper up at the very top, on the 64th floor, which makes sense given the tower’s slenderness. Both the mass damper floor and the wind break levels will be accompanied by adjacent mechanical equipment.
The 1,115-foot-tall tower will have 407,477 gross square feet of residential area, to be split between 206 units, according to the latest proposed plans. There will also be 62,006 GSF of commercial-retail use, and 93,894 square feet for the school.
CetraRuddy is the architect, while Madison Equities, Pizzarotti LLC, and AMS Acquisitions are developing the supertall, which will become the tallest residential tower Downtown. According to the new on-site signage, completion is anticipated for the spring of 2021.