The first few components of Cornell’s new tech campus on Roosevelt Island are finally complete, and Tectonic has sent along photos documenting the progress. The development consists of 700,000 total square feet sprawling across an academic building, an incubator dubbed “The Bridge,” and a high-rise residential tower, which had topped-out as of YIMBY’s last update on the site, from June of 2016. Handel Architects is responsible for the design of the first phase of the project, but Skidmore Owings & Merrill is taking charge of the master plan, which will result in a new “Executive Education Center and Hotel” rising by 2019, as well.
Small-scale infill predominates in the blocks that surround the Rheingold Brewery redevelopment in Bushwick, which is why the project’s rise is so transformational for the neighborhood. Today, YIMBY has aerials thanks to ODA Architecture and photographer Pavel Bendov, covering the two buildings rising at 10 Monteith and 123 Melrose Streets.
The development boom that began to envelope the 57th Street corridor with One57’s rise is finally at peak frenzy. 220 Central Park South is nearing completion, 111 West 57th Street is being clad in its terra cotta and bronze facade, and the future 1,550-foot-tall 217 West 57th Street, aka Central Park Tower, is also seeing its exterior falling into place.
The southwestern blocks of the Upper West Side have been in a state of constant flux over the past few years, with several major developments either wrapping up or breaking ground across the last wide-open spaces remaining in the neighborhood. Perhaps the largest project within this area is GID Development’s Waterline Square, formerly known as Riverside Center, where construction on three new buildings is now pushing upwards and into the skyline.
One Seaport isn’t one of the tallest buildings going up in the Financial District at the moment, which is actually one of the most obvious testaments to how substantial the neighborhood’s ongoing boom is, as the tower will eventually stand 57 floors and 670 feet to its rooftop. But its location near the waterfront means that the skyscraper doesn’t need quite as much height as some other sites to take advantage of views and achieve prominence on the cityscape, and it is now doing exactly that as it approaches the halfway point in its rise, with glass installation also starting.