COOKFOX-Designed 25 Park Row Speeding Towards Completion, in the Financial District

25 Park Row, rendering by DBOX

The 50-story tower at 25 Park Row is now hurtling towards completion. The project is being designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by L&M Development Partners. Sales have already launched for the 110 residences, which are being handled and marketed by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group. The exterior is continuing to be assembled as it rises up the reinforced concrete structure, which topped-out last year.

Looking directly at the main western elevation. Photo by Michael Young

25 Park Row rises and sits in between No. 33 Park Row and 15 Park Row. Photo by Michael Young

25 Park Row and the construction crane stand in between the Woolworth Building and the Beekman Residences. Photo by Michael Young

Overhead photos show workers high above the streets on the southern side of the crown.

The top of 25 Park Row. Photo by Michael Young

Close-up of workers on the crown. Photo by Michael Young

Meanwhile the windows and hand-cast stone panels that surround the multiple-stepped loggias on the western elevation above the main entrance are complete. The envelope is reaching towards the halfway mark, and transitioning between light- and dark-colored panels. The eastern facade will be covered in a simple grid of large square-shaped windows. Down below, the landscaping for the outdoor courtyard on the lower levels of the project’s backside is being designed by Starr Whitehouse.

Looking down at the lower floors of 25 Park Row. Photo by Michael Young

The crown of the building is already being enclosed. It is interesting to see that this upper portion had begun way before assemblage of the outer skin had climbed near the pinnacle.

Looking from the World Trade Center. Photo by Michael Young

The southern elevation with several panels already installed above 15 Park Row. Photo by Michael Young

Completion of 25 Park Row is expected by the end of 2019.

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14 Comments on "COOKFOX-Designed 25 Park Row Speeding Towards Completion, in the Financial District"

  1. Work in progress to be remembered on the tower’s design, especially the crown with hot spot to look at it. In different directions I can see workers having difficulties breathing. (Thanks to Michael Young)

  2. David in Bushwick | May 22, 2019 at 10:22 am | Reply

    The gracious 15 Park Row next door is one of the oldest remaining skyscrapers in NYC. Opened in 1899, it remained the city’s tallest building for 9 years until the Singer Building surpassed it. This building was part of “Newspaper Row” but the two historic properties to the north, were demolished in the 50s because nobody cared.

    • Jack Liberman | May 22, 2019 at 1:31 pm | Reply

      Don’t use profane language, sometimes filtered such words as “brutalist” even this is architectural style.

    • Jack Liberman | May 22, 2019 at 1:40 pm | Reply

      And building next door was a tallest building at the edge of Centuries, 19th to 20th, until it was surpassed this title to Metlife in 1909. The Singer Building was a tallest demolished before 9/11. His height was about 650 ft, about the same as Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue. Now we have a block where one of first iconic skyctaper side to side with one of most gracious postmodern skyscraper of 21st Century with art deco styled elements. Old and New.

  3. David in Bushwick | May 22, 2019 at 10:24 am | Reply

    YIMBY, wha’s the problem with posting? Why do you only post the ramblings of David?

    • Nikolai Fedak | May 22, 2019 at 12:28 pm | Reply

      Please have patience & don’t repost the same comment 100X. As long as it isn’t profane / etc, I will approve, I don’t know why some comments are getting stuck behind the filter for the moment.

  4. David in Bushwick | May 22, 2019 at 10:24 am | Reply

    Why do you only post my question about posting?

  5. David in Bushwick: Update your files. The tallest buildings in New York were these since 1865 till 1931: Mutual Life Insurance, 1865, 8, 157; Western Union Telegraph, 1875, 10, 230; New York Tribune, 1875, 9, 260; Manhattan Life Insurance, 1894, 19, 348; Singer, 1908, 47, 612; Metropolitan Life, 1909, 50, 700; Woolworth, 1913, 55, 750; Chrysler, 1930, 77, 1046; Empire State, 1931, 102, 1250. Source: The American Skyscraper 1850-1940, Boston, Branden Books, 2008. Yes, I am the author.

    • Jack Liberman | May 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm | Reply

      Thank you. But 15 Park Place was tallest in NY when it was built at 348 feet, in 1899. This Before Singer, Metlife, and Wollworth!!! Anyway it was gone, now who cares about earlier skyscraper competition on the edges of C19 and C20. We have now skyctapers starting from 492 feet and taller, supertall from 984 feet and megatall(sorry for NYC and US, we have none of them yet), at 1968 feet and taller!!!
      Unfortunately Singer Building was demolished for just making exit from tunnel. It was so stupid idea, but we didn’t have yet LPC at that time and we must thanks Mayor La Guardia for that. Singer building was gracious early 20th Century Modern with rich elements Beaux Arts architectural, gracious top of building and its crown. And we demolished it for Highway Exit. La Guardia wanted to built airport in Manhattan West Side borderline 23rd to 72nd Streets westside of Tenth Avenue… This never accomplished idea well existed even up to late 1970s.

  6. Jack Liberman | May 22, 2019 at 1:41 pm | Reply

    Unless you use profanity.

  7. Now get this Jack: The Manhattan Life Insurance Building of 1894 rose 19 floors, 348 feet tall. This was five (5) years BEFORE 15 Park Row was completed in 1899. 15 Park Row, at 348 feet, was NEVER New York’s tallest – it tied but never held any record.

  8. And what do you mean “it was gone”? The only skyscraper no longer standing in your list is the Singer Building (1908) at 47 floors, 612 feet tall. It was demolished in 1967 and it held the title of tallest building ever demolished.

  9. If I was living in 15 Park Row, I’d be thrilled to have 25 PR as my neighbor. Could have been immeasurably worse.

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