Effective today, a multi-block stretch of the East River Esplanade is closed temporarily as work is undertaken for the expansion of Rockefeller University’s Upper East Side campus. All pedestrians and cyclists will be unable to access the stretch between East 63rd and 68th streets, from Monday, February 13 to Friday, March 31.
Pace University plans to spend $190 million on renovations at One Pace Plaza, its 18-story, 500,000-square-foot mixed-use academic building, and the 13-story academic building at 41 Park Row, both located in the Financial District. The first floor, lower level and courtyard entrance of One Pace Plaza will be redesigned and outfitted with new amenities, Real Estate Weekly reported. At 41 Park Row, which is an individual landmark, the ground and second floors will see renovations and new academic spaces. The entrance to the building will also be restored.
Construction is now two stories above street level on Columbia University’s three-story, 55,980-square-foot University and Academic Conference Center at 3205 Broadway, located on the corner of West 125th Street in Harlem’s Manhattanville section. Steel beam construction can be seen thanks to an update by Harlem+Bespoke. The new building will include an information center, two auditoriums, offices, meeting rooms and a café.
A rendering has been revealed of a two-towered project planned at 177 Grand Street, located in the Paulus Hook section of downtown Jersey City. Plans presented to the Historic Paulus Hook Association last week call for a 22-story building along Grand Street and a 16-story building along Sussex Street. There will be between 275 and 300 market-rate rental apartments, in addition to retail space and a 150-car parking garage.
The Liberty Science Center is moving forward with plans to develop an eight-story, 400,000-square-foot mixed-use academic complex on the 16-acre site at 222 Jersey City Boulevard, in Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor section. Dubbed SciTech Scity, it will include the Liberty Science K-12 school, which will likely consist of charter, vocational, and/or private schools, Jersey Digs reported. There will also be roughly 160,000 square feet of research and collaborative office space, called Edge Works.