Work has still yet to finish on the amorphous mirrored “bean” sculpture at the base of 56 Leonard Street, an 821-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Tribeca. The art piece, which sits partially complete between the sidewalk and the cantilevering ceiling of the ground floor by the intersection of Church and Leonard Streets, is the work of Anish Kapoor, the creator of Chicago’s chrome steel-plated Cloud Gate and the ArcelorMittal Orbit from the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Herzog & de Meuron and Hill West Architects are the designers of the tower, one of the tallest structures in Lower Manhattan.
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Work remains stalled on Seaport Residences, a 60-story residential skyscraper formerly known as One Seaport at 161 Maiden Lane in the Financial District. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Fortis Property Group LLC with Ray Builders as the contractor, the 670-foot-tall tower is planned to yield 200,000 square feet and 80 units with interior design by Groves & Co.
The finishing touches are going up on 11 Hoyt Street, a 620-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn. Developed by Tishman Speyer and designed by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang with Hill West Architects as the architect of record, the exterior of the 57-story project now appears complete, with all of its elegantly sculpted façade panels installed. Michaelis Boyd Associates is leading the interior design for the property’s 481 residential units, which will come in a total of 190 different layouts, and Edmund Hollander of Hollander Design is in charge of landscaping for the private outdoor green spaces. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is leading the sales and marketing for the Brooklyn residences.
Preliminary renderings from Hill West Architects reveal a forthcoming seven-story rental building in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located at 160 Clarkson Avenue, the structure will comprise 111,848 square feet and will replace several low-rise residential buildings.
Permits have been filed for two mixed-use towers along Brooklyn’s Williamsburg waterfront at 484 Kent Avenue, addressed as 480 and 490 Kent Avenue. Located between South 10th Street and Division Street, the lot is steps from the South Williamsburg stop on the East River Ferry. The Marcy Avenue subway station is a 13-minute walk east of the property, serviced by the J, M, and Z trains. Naftali Group is listed as the owner behind the applications.