Construction Update

Graduate Hotel And Verizon Executive Education Center Complete Construction on Roosevelt Island

Work is fully complete on Snøhetta‘s 18-story, 224-room Graduate Hotel at 22 North Loop Road and the adjacent four-story Verizon Tech Executive Education Center on Roosevelt Island. Stonehill Taylor worked alongside Snøhetta for the Graduate Hotel, serving as the architect of record. The Graduate Hotel and the Verizon Tech Center properties are the final pieces of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-designed Cornell Tech master plan, which was developed by Hudson CompaniesRelated Companies, and Brookfield and rises south of the Queensboro Bridge’s central span. Architectural Precast Innovations (API) was the concrete partner on the two buildings.

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456 Greenwich Street’s Eight-Story Superstructure Tops Out in Tribeca, Manhattan

Construction has topped out on 456 Greenwich Street, a 110-foot-tall, eight-story hotel building in Tribeca. Developed by Caspi Development and designed by Stephen B. Jacobs Group with Martin Brudnizki Design Studio as the interior designer, the 94,000-square-foot structure will yield 96 guest rooms operated by Groupe Lucien Barrière of the Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris. The site is bound by Greenwich Street to the east, Desbrosses Street to the south, and Washington Street to the west. More than three years passed from groundbreaking to topping out due to numerous delays stemming from legal disputes and financial issues, though it appears that the project is finally back on track.

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Flatiron Building’s Limestone and Terracotta Façade Renovation Progresses in Flatiron District, Manhattan

Renovation work is continuing to progress on the Flatiron Building, one of Manhattan’s most famous buildings. The Flatiron District project is developed by GFP Real Estate and involves restoration of the commercial building’s limestone and terracotta envelope, the replacement of its window-hung air conditioning units with central heating and cooling, and the installation of a new sprinkler system, a second egress staircase, upgraded elevators, rooftop solar panels, and rain reclamation tanks. Designed by Daniel Burhnam and officially addressed as 175 Fifth Avenue, the 119-year-old steel-framed office building was one of the first skyscrapers to be constructed in the 20th century and rises on a thin triangular parcel wedged between Broadway and Fifth Avenue and West 22nd and West 23rd Streets. YIMBY last reported that the restoration is expected to cost between $60 and $80 million.

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