Work is wrapping up on Fifteen Laight Street, a Class A office conversion and expansion in Tribeca. Designed by Gensler and developed by the Vanbarton Group, the $141 million project involved the addition of two floors atop the former six-story structure, as well as a complete recladding of its exterior with a modern façade of floor-to-ceiling glass and dark metal paneling. The 115,000-square-foot building, which once served as the home of the Tribeca Film Festival, is located between Laight Street and the triangular-shaped Albert Capsouto Park to the north, Varick Street to the south, and the narrow St. Johns Lane to the east. MFS Engineers & Surveyor is the structural engineer overseeing the project.
Permits have been filed for a five-story mixed-use building at 671 Hart Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Central Avenue and Hart Street, the corner lot is one block north of the Central Avenue subway station, serviced by the M train. Louis Yeung under the 169 Central LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction is wrapping up on 7 West 57th Street, Solow Realty & Development Group‘s 19-story mixed-use residential project in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Hill West Architects with Vidaris as the envelope consultant, the 237-foot-tall structure is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues on a narrow parcel to the east of developer’s 50-story SOM-designed property at 9 West 57th Street. Solow purchased the site of 7 West 57th Street 15 years ago for $25,550,000.
The transformation of the City Square commercial complex in White Plains, New York will soon include a new outdoor sculpture from Bulgarian artist Georgi Minchev. Entitled Fragments of Something Bigger, the steel teardrop sculpture will stand nearly 18 feet tall in front of 50 Main Street.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 776 Franklin Avenue, a six-story mixed-use building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The 14,010-square-foot development is designed by Anthony Desimone Architect and yields ten units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are three units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $85,715 to $159,640.