YIMBY’s Turkey Week tour of stalled projects continues with 45 Park Place, a 667-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Tribeca. Designed by SOMA Architects with Ismael Leyva Architects as the executive and residential architect, the 43-story tower has been on hold since late 2019. Sharif el-Gamal of Soho Properties is developing the project, with Piero Lissoni serving as the interior designer. 45 Park Place is located between Church Street and West Broadway, just to the north of the border with the Financial District. Permasteelisa Group and Vidaris are the façade consultants.
Photos from above and below the slender reinforced concrete superstructure show the glass curtain wall about two-thirds of the way toward its stepped roof parapet. The construction crane still hangs off the partially cantilevering western elevation. We hope to see activity resume some time in the near future.
From street level, the floor-to-ceiling glass panels reflect the blue sky, yet the enclosure appears much darker from above.
Work has also yet to commence on an annex of the property at 51 Park Place, which is slated to become a 71-foot-tall, 16,000-square-foot Islamic cultural center. YIMBY last heard that Scott Newman of Cooper Robertson is listed as the architect for the upcoming facility, though it’s unclear if it is still planning to be built. If so, it would rise directly to the west of the lower floors of SOMA’s skyscraper.
A revised completion date for 45 Park Place has yet to be announced.