Back in July, YIMBY posted that 56 Leonard was topping-out, and now the tower’s scaffolding seems to be disappearing from its uppermost floors, revealing the cantilevered levels at the very top. The remainder of the tower’s glass will first be installed across the penthouse levels, spiraling downwards to meet the glass that’s already appeared along the mid-section.
Herzog and de Meuron
The race to the sky in Lower Manhattan continues at a breakneck pace, and while projects like 30 Park Place have sped right along towards completion, the process of building other new towers has not been nearly as easy. That’s especially true at 56 Leonard Street, but now YIMBY has news that the Herzog & de Meuron-designed skyscraper is finally topping-out.
The planned 28-story, 370-key hotel & 11-unit condo tower at 215 Chrystie Street has risen quickly this summer, and now stands five stories tall, per the latest photo from Tectonic. Located on the Lower East Side, Herzog & de Meuron designed the building, which is being developed by Ian Schrager and Witkoff. Curbed also reported on the project’s progress yesterday, and completion is currently expected in 2016.
Last month, YIMBY posted the first renderings for the tower coming to 36 Central Park South, on the site of the old Helmsley Hotel. The first version was created by Handel Architects, and the second — which we only had a glimpse of — was designed by Herzog & de Meuron, and we now have additional images of that version.
Last summer, YIMBY brought you renderings of 215 Chrystie Street, a 28-story, 370-hotel-room mixed-use tower now under construction on the Lower East Side. According to Bowery Boogie, concrete and rebar are up to the second floor. Ian Schrager and Witkoff are developing, and Herzog & de Meuron is the design architect. Completion is scheduled for late 2016.