Quay Tower is not like most of the new residential skyscrapers rising in Brooklyn. The project sits directly against the Brooklyn Heights waterfront, soaring 30 floors above the neighboring brownstone-filled streets, and features a glassy façade paired with brushed copper-hued metals that evoke the iron girders along Pier 6, nearby. Now, the building has now shattered a record for the entire borough, with its penthouse entering contract for $20 million, nearly $4 million over the previous record for a Brooklyn apartment set by actor Matt Damon.
A tipster’s photos of the impending 10-story residential project at 80 Adams Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn shows progress on the foundations, which are now being poured and laid with concrete and rebar. 165 units will occupy a site that previously featured a Jehovah’s Witness parking garage. The site was bought for around $60 million and is currently owned by Jeffrey Gershon of Hope Street Capital. ODA is the designer of the new building, which will eventually rise 120 feet above the streets below, and contain nearly 186,000 square feet of interior space. Triton Construction Company is the general contractor.
A new hero shot has been revealed for 809 Broadway, a 15-story mixed-use tower rising in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Construction has topped out, and façade installation is underway, meaning completion by the end of year is likely. The structure is just a few blocks away from Union Square, the fourth busiest subway station in New York in 2017, serviced by the 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, W, and L trains. IDM Capital is responsible for the development, which hopes to satisfy the demands of the City’s expanding Silicon Alley.
Five buildings have now been demolished at 75-83 Nassau Street, just a block away from the Fulton Street transportation hub in the center of the Financial District. The activity will make way for Lexin Capital’s proposed 40-story residential skyscraper designed by ODA. New building permits are still awaiting approval, but recent activity on site suggests increasing momentum toward actual construction.
Demolition permits have been filed by Nexus Development a two-story building at 171 Chrystie Street, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Its dismantlement is considered an emergency due to damage inflicted nearly two weeks ago from what’s being described as a concrete blowout. Next door, a ten-story building by the same developer and ODA Architecture is already under construction, at 173 Chrystie Street.