New renderings have been revealed for 45 Broad Street, a stalled residential skyscraper project in the Financial District. The images showcase a new 52-story design from Handel Architects that appears to be scaled down from the original 1,115-foot-tall supertall designed by CetraRuddy. Madison Equities and Gemdale Properties are the developers and Lendlease is the general contractor for the project, which will yield 302 units spread across 221,000 square feet. The property is located on a narrow interior lot between Exchange Place and Beaver Street.
The renderings were first seen on Gemdale’s project website, showing multiple angles of the skyscraper. The façade is composed of floor-to-ceiling glass and light-colored paneling arranged in columns that run the full height of the tower, which rises from a five-story podium featuring what appears to be space for a ground-floor retail tenant. On the second floor is a pocketed loggia with overhanging shrubbery, followed by an outdoor terrace on top of the podium that nearly matches the height of 55 Broad Street’s first setback level immediately to the south. There also looks to be a higher terrace just below the perforated crown.
Below are renderings of the former iteration of 45 Broad Street, which had an Art Deco-inspired design implementing interweaving lines of bronze paneling over its glass façade and culminated in a sloped crown. This more slender design would have blended more naturally with some of the surrounding historic towers like 70 Pine Street, 40 Wall Street, 20 Exchange Place, and One Wall Street.
The overall redesign presents a much more toned down appearance with a wider northern and southern elevation and a façade hierarchy similar to that of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill‘s One Chase Manhattan Plaza just a short distance to the north. 45 Broad Street will more than likely not retain its supertall status, but will nonetheless help to contribute to the vertical density of the skyline.
No updated timeline for construction has been announced for 45 Broad Street.