The superstructure of 185 Broadway is now several floors above ground in the Financial District. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by SL Green, the 260,000-square-foot development will top out at 31 stories and bring more than 200 rental apartments and flagship retail space to Lower Manhattan.
Recent photos show the state of progress at the site, which is located at the southwestern corner of Dey Street and Broadway, directly next to the Fulton Street subway station and one street away from the World Trade Center. The formwork for the reinforced concrete columns, walls, and floor slabs has surpassed the abutting structures as work proceeds around the above-ground subway entrance.
It won’t be long before the three stepped cantilevering platforms on the northern elevation begin to take shape. This architectural gesture visually interlocks with the first few levels of 185 Broadway, but its glass curtain wall of floor-to-ceiling windows is juxtaposed with the dark grid of tall, narrow windows of the lower portion. The protruding edges will extend all the way up to the landscaped terraces on the multiple setbacks and the central roof parapet. The building will contribute nicely to the streetscape, as it will obscure the large, windowless face of the adjacent skyscraper to the west that carries the Century 21 flagship department store.
Sixty-three of 185 Broadway’s 209 rental units, or 30 percent, are dedicated to affordable housing. Residences range from studios to three-bedroom layouts. Two flagship retail spaces will be located on the ground floor. Above them are three stories of commercial space, accessible with their own dedicated entrances on both Broadway and Dey Street. These are separate from the main residential doors and lobby.
SL Green is aiming to obtain a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy for 185 Broadway by March 2021.