Permits have been filed for a 52-story mixed-use skyscraper at 589 Fulton Street in Brooklyn’s Downtown neighborhood. Bound by DeKalb Avenue to the north, Flatbush Avenue Extension diagonally to the east, Fulton Street to the south, and Bond Street to the west, the lot is steps from the DeKalb Avenue subway station, serviced by the B, Q, and R trains. Also within walking distance is the Nevins Street station, serviced by the 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains. RedSky Capital is reportedly the developer but Witkoff is listed as the owner behind the applications.
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Façade installation is continuing to progress on 227 West Street, a pair of 30- and 40-story residential towers with complementary stepped cantilevers and setbacks in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by OMA with Beyer Blinder Belle as the architect of record and developed by both Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the mixed-use project is part of the 22-acre Greenpoint Landing development along the East River. James Corner Field Operations is the landscape architect, DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer, Thornton Tomasetti is the façade consultant, and Highbury Concrete is responsible for building the reinforced concrete superstructures, which are rising right off the corner of Eagle and West Streets.
The Housing Action Council in New Rochelle is now accepting applications for 14 Lecount Place in the downtown neighborhood. Developed by Wilder Balter Partners and L+M Development Partners, the 27-story mixed-use new-construction building is expected to open this fall with 285 market-rate apartments and 95 affordable rental units. The 457,000-square-foot project is designed by Beyer Blinder Belle. Additional components include 6,200 square feet of retail space, parking, and residential amenities.
YIMBY took a look inside the recently opened Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), which is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 40th Street across from Bryant Park and the main New York Public Library building. The renovation was made possible thanks to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, which contributed $55 million along with support from the City of New York. The building was once home to the Mid-Manhattan Library in the 1970s, and before that, the Arnold Constable Company. The 180,000-square-foot facility opened to the public on June 1 at a cost of $200 million and includes eight levels with soaring atrium spaces, wide walkways, easy circulation, bright interiors, and an outdoor rooftop terrace that overlooks the surrounding Midtown, Manhattan neighborhood. Interiors were done by Dutch architect Francine Houben of Mecanoo Architects and Beyer Blinder Belle.
The Union Theological Seminary is working with architect Beyer Blinder Belle to complete accessibility upgrades to the historic campus in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. Scope of work in this phase of renovation focuses on entryways into the Brown Memorial Tower, a landmarked structure at the southeast corner of the campus.