Construction has topped out on 55 Suffolk Street, a 30-story residential building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Designed by Dattner Architects and developed by Gotham Organization, the 310-foot-tall structure is the taller in the two-building Broome Street Development complex along with the 16-story The Norfolk Senior Housing Building at 64 Norfolk Street to the west. Both buildings will collectively span 387,223 square feet and yield a total of 488 rental units, of which 43 percent will be dedicated to permanently affordable housing. Monadnock Construction, Inc. is the general contractor for the two buildings, which are being built between Suffolk and Norfolk Streets.
Work proceeded rapidly on the reinforced concrete superstructure since our last update in early October, when construction was just four stories above street level.
55 Suffolk Street makes a notable impact on the skyline and around the surrounding neighborhood. The brick façade is steadily rising along the lower levels of the tower, while the grid of windows is being formed between the perimeter columns. Additional work above the upper setback continues with workers putting together the formwork for the final levels and flat roof parapet.
Progress has been just as swift on 64 Norfolk Street, which had yet to rise above street level in October. Its superstructure has also topped out and envelope installation is proceeding behind black netting, white plastic sheets, and metal scaffolding.
Below is a rendering of 64 Norfolk Street.
YIMBY last reported that 55 Suffolk will contain 330,000 square feet divided with 40,000-square-foot headquarters for the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC), 378 residential units spread across nearly 268,000 square feet with 94 permanently affordable units, and around 18,000 square feet of retail space with ground-floor frontage along Broome Street. The Norfolk Senior Housing Building at 64 Norfolk Street spans 84,000 square feet with 66,962 square feet designated toward residential use as 115 low-income senior rental residences averaging 582 square feet apiece. The property will also have 4,000 square feet of ground-floor space allocated to the Beth Hamedrash Hagodol synagogue and cultural heritage center.
55 Suffolk Street is slated for completion in June 2023, and 64 Norfolk Street would be finished by May 2023, as stated on the construction fence.