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