The first reflective glass panels have begun going up on the southern façade of 77 Greenwich Street in the Financial District. These will eventually cover the entire 350-foot-tall residential section that sits above a 150-foot retail and grade school podium. The 42-story mixed-use skyscraper is being designed by FXCollaborative. Trinity Place Holdings is the developer, while Deborah Berke Partners is in charge of the interior design. Sales have also launched for the 90 condominium units, which will range from one- to four-bedroom homes. Pricing begins at $1.78 million for a one-bedroom residence.
Excavation work is underway at 50 Trinity Place in the Financial District, where a ground-up, 28-story Aloft Hotel will soon rise. The upcoming reinforced concrete building will yield 173 rooms and 77,310 square feet of newly built space. Plans also call for a ground-floor restaurant adjacent to the lobby, as well as a fitness center on the second floor and seven to eight rooms per floor up to the last occupiable level. Peter Poon Architects is the designer of the tower while FIT Investment Corporation is the developer. The site was previously purchased for $15 million from Sam Chang in 2012.
Permits have been filed for a 12-story mixed-use building at 2680 Morris Avenue in Fordham, The Bronx. Located between East Kingsbridge Road and East 196th Street, the lot is one block east of the Kingsbridge Road subway station on Jerome Avenue, serviced by the 4 train and the Kingsbridge Road subway station on Grand Concourse, serviced by the B and D trains. Sakander Raja of S&N Builders is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Black shrouds and scaffolding have gone up over 1568 Broadway’s lower floors as crews begin the process of removing its Times Square-facing billboards and marquees. Meanwhile, workers are beginning to gut the interiors of the 470-foot-tall tower ahead of its imminent demolition. Built in 1990, the current DoubleTree hotel will eventually make way for a new 46-story DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. The proposed 550,000-square-foot development, which will be called TSX Broadway, will preserve of the 106-year-old Palace Theatre by raising it three stories up from the ground floor, making way for retail space. The $2.5 billion project is being developed by L&L Holding Company, Maefield Development, and Fortress Investment Group. The site was previously purchased for $450 million.
Permits have been filed for a four-story apartment building at 3554 Carlisle Place in Williamsbridge, The Bronx. Located between East 211th Street and East 213th Street, the lot is five blocks east of Gun Hill Road subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Ed Lekaj of Bond Construction is listed as the owner behind the applications.