As the city begins to open up and recover, one new attraction that is sure to draw people to its unique architectural design and green space is Thomas Heatherwick‘s Little Island, which just opened to the public this morning at Pier 55 in Chelsea. The 2.4-acre park sits over the Hudson River and features landscape design by MNLA. Hudson River Park Trust is managing the park, which was inspired by a leaf floating on water and utilizes a total of 132 funnel-shaped concrete “pots”that elegantly undulate to form hills, open lawns, winding paths, and even a spot for an amphitheater. Arup served as the project engineers for Little Island, which is located just off of West 14th Street, a short distance from Renzo Piano’s Whitney Museum and Chelsea Market. The cost of the project is around $250 million.
Façade work is progressing on Park House, an eight-story residential building at 500 West 22nd Street in West Chelsea. Alternately addressed as 197 Tenth Avenue, the 33,662-square-foot structure is designed by Annabelle Selldorf of Selldorf Architects and developed by Brantwood Capital, and will yield ten units and 1,959 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Compass is handling sales and marketing for the homes, which range from one- to four-bedroom units, including two duplex penthouses, with prices ranging from $2.65 million to $12 million. The property is located at the intersection of Tenth Avenue and West 22nd Street, a short distance from the High Line.
Sales have officially launched for Adam America Real Estate‘s 2505 Broadway, a new 19-story residential building located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The 75,000-square-foot building is designed by ODA and is situated by the corner of Broadway and West 93rd Street. There will be a total of 44 one to four+ bedroom residences, all cleverly oriented to capture the very best lighting while maximizing living space. Many residences also feature private outdoor terraces. Ariel Tirosh along with Douglas Elliman Development Marketing are the exclusive sales and marketing agents for the project.
Construction has topped out on 2551-2555 Broadway, a 22-story residential project on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by Stephen B. Jacobs Group and developed by Extell, the 276,578-square-foot structure will yield 130 units averaging 1,660 square feet apiece, as well as 9,080 square feet of commercial space. Leeding Builders Group, LLC is the general contractor and Paragon JV Prop. III, LLC is the owner of the property, which is located at the corner of Broadway and West 96th Street.
The core has reached street level on 141 Willoughby Street, a 24-story mixed-use building in Downtown Brooklyn. The 400,000-square-foot structure is designed by Fogarty Finger with SLCE as the executive architect and developed by Savanna Real Estate, which just secured $264 million in construction financing for the project. The property will yield office and retail space and is located on a trapezoidal plot bound by Willoughby Street to the south, Gold Street to the west, and Flatbush Avenue Extension to the east.