Visible from the Brooklyn Bridge and starting to pop up over its surrounding context, 130 William Street, designed by Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates, is making an early impact on the Lower Manhattan skyline. The future 800-foot-tall and 66-story residential tower will have 244 units when completed. Hill West Architects is the architect of record while Lightstone Group is the developer, and Corcoran Sunshine is in charge of handling sales. 130 William Street is also referred to as the “Wall Street Tower,” and with an eventual 800-foot pinnacle, it is currently the 20th-tallest tower under construction in the Five Boroughs. At topping-out, it will stand eight feet above the Woolworth Building, and six feet shorter than Bloomberg Tower.
Permits have been filed for a 21-story hotel at 212 Pearl Street in Manhattan’s Financial District. Located at the northeast corner of Pearl Street and Fletcher Street, the proposed hotel is two blocks west of South Street Seaport, a popular tourist spot. The Fulton Street transit center is less than a five-minute walk away, serviced by the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J and Z trains. George Drallios of Chaon LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
New construction permits have been filed for a nine-story residential building at 92-54 Queens Boulevard in Rego Park, Queens. Located between Eliot Avenue and 62nd Avenue, the interior site is situated close to where the Long Island Expressway meets Queens Boulevard. Just over two blocks east is the 63rd Avenue-Rego Park subway station, serviced by the M and R trains. The property is owned by Hai Heng Luo and is listed under Quincy Realty LLC.
Situated to the east of the Sherry Netherland, between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue, 520 Park Avenue, aka 45 East 60th Street, is now receiving its finishing touches. The 64-story and 781-foot-tall residential tower was designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects, and contains 33 condominiums across nearly 178,000 square feet, averaging around 5,400 square feet apiece. The site sits in Lenox Hill on the Upper East Side, along East 60th Street. Zeckendorf Development, Park Sixty LLC, and Global Holdings Inc. are the developers while SLCE Architects serves as the architect of record. The skyscraper is the 21st-tallest tower currently under construction across the Five Boroughs, and the tallest on the Upper East Side.
Developers will again appear before the Landmarks Preservation Commission seeking approvals to renovate and redesign 550 Madison Avenue. This follows impassioned NIMBY outcry against the original proposal.