Second on YIMBY’s Turkey Week tour of stalled projects is 45 Park Place, a 43-story residential skyscraper in Tribeca. Designed by SOMA Architects with Ismael Leyva Architects as the executive and residential architect and developed by Sharif el-Gamal of Soho Properties, the 667-foot-tall tower has been stalled since sometime in late 2019. Piero Lissoni is the interior designer, Permasteelisa Group and Vidaris are the façade consultants, and Gilbane Residential Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Church Street and West Broadway.
The reflective glass curtain wall was installed to around the two-thirds mark of the tower by late 2019, but no progress has been made since then. The paneling features some variety in its appearance, with sections of more transparent glass and others with an opaque green hue. The reinforced concrete superstructure on the upper levels and stepped crown remains bare, and the ground floor sits tucked behind sidewalk scaffolding and fencing.
Close-up shots show how the orange safety netting on the upper levels has deteriorated from exposure to the elements over the last three years.
Directly adjacent to the tower was to be a 71-foot-tall, 16,000-square-foot Islamic cultural center at 51 Park Place. Designed by Scott Newman of Cooper Robertson, this component remains completely unbuilt. The below rendering shows the facility tucked along the northern corner of the site and surrounded by a landscaped plaza.
Like Seaport Residences, 45 Park Place’s unfinished concrete skeleton remains an unfortunate blemish on the Lower Manhattan skyline. Though far from supertall status, the completed tower would nonetheless nicely contribute to the increased vertical density of the district alongside other modern glass residential skyscrapers like 111 Murray Street and 56 Leonard Street.
45 Park Place’s original completion date was set for October 2018. It is unclear when work will resume.