The steel and glass curtain wall is nearing the top of No.33 Park Row, aka Pearl on the Park, a 25-story residential building in the Financial District. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and developed by Centurion Real Estate Partners and Urban Muse, the project stands 331 feet tall and will yield a total of 30 units with uninterrupted views of City Hall Park and the surrounding Civic Center neighborhood.
Workers are currently prepping the uppermost section of the reinforced concrete superstructure for the installation of the building’s signature decorative black steel beams. With a touch of structural expressionism, the beams add texture and depth to the exterior and create an overall look that contrasts with the neighboring buildings, which tend to feature façades of brick and stone. The open-air section at the very top of No. 33 Park Row is the last major section awaiting completion.
Park Row, once known as Newspaper Row, has seen a number of seminal examples of architecture throughout the history of New York, and No. 33 Park Row will add a 21st century touch to this celebrated block. Although not as tall as the neighboring skyscrapers, the structure’s distinctive exterior will nevertheless make a strong contribution to the streetscape surrounding City Hall Park.
No. 33 Park Row should be finished sometime this year.