Tribeca’s Newest Skyscraper Nears Topping-Out at 45 Park Place, in Lower Manhattan

45 Park Place. Rendering: Williams New York

Set to rise 667 feet atop a block that’s now been dubbed part of Tribeca, 45 Park Place is approaching topping-out. Designed by SOMA Architects with Ismael Leyva serving as the executive and residential architect, the tower is being developed by Sharif el-Gamal’s Soho Properties. The new 43-story skyscraper will have interiors designed by Piero Lissoni while sales of the units are being handled by Corcoran Sunshine. The building is now climbing past the 36th floor, where the last major setback on the eastern elevation is located.

Only seven floors remain before construction reaches the upper mechanical floors that form the stepped roof above the 43rd floor.

45 Park Place rising above Tribeca. Photo by Michael Young

Close up of construction. Photo by Michael Young

Meanwhile, work on the facade is now visible at street level. The first panels are now going up along Park Place.

The facade of 45 Park Place beginning to rise. Photo by YIMBY user, bpc

The glass has a dark-colored appearance, with thin vertical strips that are spaced several windows apart. They highlight the verticality, height and thin profile of the building while also adding a subtle amount of depth to the glass facade.

Construction on the proposed Islamic center, designed by Jean Nouvel and addressed as 51 Park Place, has not begun yet, but will most likely get started sometime after 45 Park Place tops-out. The new center will span 16,000 square feet.

45 Park Place looks like it should top off sometime this spring, while full completion and opening of the entire site, including the Islamic center, is most likely next year.

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11 Comments on "Tribeca’s Newest Skyscraper Nears Topping-Out at 45 Park Place, in Lower Manhattan"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: I’m quite hopeful of its success on progress and how hook on your photos show me I can feel it. Hook, line, and sinker not horrible when you view from above. As long as earthquake not shake on the ground and you know? I’m long leg. (Thanks to Michael Young)

  2. Who is doing the Tribeca redefinition – Soho properties? I am a mapmaker and publish about four million maps of Manhattan a year, used by locals and visitors alike. It’s already confusing enough that trapezoidal Tribeca doesn’t perform well as a triangle below canal. We could push it even further south than Vesey to make the point at Murray – but now it’s drifting (far) eastwards? Where will it all end: Sag Harbor? Qatar?

    • It’s not really all that recent of a development. Google Maps displays Tribeca with borders of Canal, Vesey, West and Broadway. Meanwhile Wikipedia is a bit more ambiguous listing Chambers, Vesey or Murray as possible southern borders.

  3. Well, the building looks like it belongs in Qatar with all the shiny reflective glass….

  4. Some guru wrote that it was wise to live close to the ground.
    I don’t know exactly what was meant by that, but I feel he is right.
    The great views from such a building, might be better for a restaurant, weddings, and other special events, etc., but not for day to day living.
    If I had the millions required, I’d have a townhouse with a huge garden and a rooftop terrace.

  5. My office was next door at 53 Park place back in 1977 and then some.Back then the area was cold,sterile and antiseptic,still the same,so was is the attraction? The catche of the marketing name “Tribeca” ? As they say a fool and his money is soon parted.give me a break! Save your money a buy a farm in Ct.

    • The wealthy need to park their money somewhere, so they buy these outrageous glass boxes and rarely live in them. A farm in CT would be nice in my opinion but it does not have the glitz of one saying I own property in NYC.

  6. The top rendering of this building here makes it seem almost transparent, someplace where the Fantastic 4 might choose to have their headquarters. Very weird.

    • These glass structures seems to be the standard at this point in time. That’s all you see in newer structures in Tribeca, Financial District, Lower East Side, etc. etc. It is becoming boring to look at. Of course my dark thoughts lead me back to some natural disaster that ends up with glass raining down on the streets below.

  7. Sharif el gamal is a bad guy. He never pays his bills and scam people all day long.

  8. nathan4ever | May 3, 2019 at 4:49 pm | Reply

    He is a giant asshole, thats for sure. Karma is waiting…

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