FXCollaborative’s 185 Broadway Begins Vertical Ascent in the Financial District

The updated design of 185 Broadway. Rendering by SL Green

Construction is going vertical at 185 Broadway, a 31-story mixed-use building in the Financial District. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by SL Green, the 260,000-square-foot development is located at the southwestern corner of Dey Street and Broadway, directly next to one of the entrances to the Fulton Street subway station.

The following photos, taken only days apart, show the assembly of the second floor that wraps around the Fulton Street subway entrance in an L-shaped configuration. Construction workers on the site have been busy laying down wooden formwork and metal supports, steel rebar for the floor slabs, columns and egress walls, and coordinating with cement trucks driving up to the sidewalk with their daily deliveries.

185 Broadway, photo by Michael Young

185 Broadway, photo by Michael Young

185 Broadway, photo by Michael Young

185 Broadway, photo by Michael Young

185 Broadway, photo by Michael Young

185 Broadway will yield 209 rentals with 63 units, or 30 percent dedicated to affordable housing. Residences will range from studios to three-bedroom homes, while two flagship retail spaces will be located on the ground floor. Three stories of commercial space will have their own dedicated entrances on Broadway and Dey Street, separate from the main residential doors and lobby. The residential portion of the building features a glass curtain wall with an interlocked pattern of vertical and horizontal lines formed by the multiple scales of windows and mullions. The building’s massing incorporates several setbacks, some of which will be topped with landscaped terraces.

The site is located just one block to the east of the World Trade Center complex. 185 Broadway is situated amid a wide selection of retail and dining establishments including the shops and restaurants at the Westfield mall in the Oculus and Le District at Brookfield Place further to the west by the Hudson River waterfront. Fulton Street and the Oculus are the two biggest transportation hubs in the Financial District and are both conveniently connected subterraneously.

YIMBY previously reported that SL Green is aiming to obtain a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy by March 2021, which is still likely to occur thanks to the current speed of construction.

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3 Comments on "FXCollaborative’s 185 Broadway Begins Vertical Ascent in the Financial District"

  1. Impressive. Downtown Manhattan is being increasingly more residential.

  2. I’m glad it is a “vertical ascent.”

  3. concrete trucks rotate to mix the cement, water, sand and gravel therefore creating concrete.

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