Next on YIMBY’s Turkey Week update of stalled projects is 125 Greenwich Street, an 88-story residential skyscraper in the Financial District. Designed by Rafael Vinoly and originally developed by Bizzi & Partners, Cindat, New Valley, the Carlton Group, and Shvo, the 912-foot-tall structure has lingered at near-completion since late 2019. The tower was planned to yield 273 condominium units with interiors by March & White and marketing led by Douglas Elliman. Plaza Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Greenwich and Thames Streets, just downtown from the World Trade Center complex.
Renovation and expansion work is nearing completion on 787 Eleventh Avenue, a ten-story commercial building in Hell’s Kitchen. Designed by Rafael Viñoly and developed by the Georgetown Company, the project involved the restoration of the historic structure’s façade, modernization of its interiors, and the construction of an 86,000-square-foot, two-story extension above the original parapet. JLL is in charge of leasing and Hunter Roberts Construction Group is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by West 55th Street to the north, West 54th Street and DeWitt Clinton Park to the south, and Eleventh Avenue to the east.
Renovation work is ramping up on 101 Franklin Street, a 16-story commercial building in Tribeca. Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects and developed by Columbia Property Trust, the project involves the replacement of the mid-century façade with a new modern glass curtain wall, as well as an overhaul of the 235,000 square feet of office space. The property was originally constructed in 1948 and is located along the west side of Church Street between Franklin and Leonard Streets. Urban Atelier Group is serving as the construction manager of the project.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences at 25 West 28th Street recently celebrated its grand opening in NoMad. Designed by Rafael Vinoly and developed by Marriott, Ritz Carlton Hotels, and Flag Luxury Group, the 50-story, 500-foot-tall reinforced concrete skyscraper yields 250 guest rooms and 19 suites spread across 150,000 square feet, as well as 16 one- and two-bedroom penthouse residences on the upper levels that owners and their guests can stay in for up to 120 nights per year. Lendlease served the general contractor for the Midtown, Manhattan project, which is alternatively addressed as 1185 Broadway Street and is located at the corner of Broadway and West 28th Street. The Erin Boisson Aries team at Douglas Elliman is handling the sales of the penthouses. Other design teams for the Ritz-Carlton include SUSURUSS, Rockwell Group, and Barcelona-based studio Lázaro Rosa-Viola.
Construction is rising on the Frank J. Guarini Justice Complex, a massive new government building at 595 Newark Avenue in the Journal Square neighborhood of Jersey City, New Jersey. Designed by bridging architect Rafael Vinoly and design-builder Terminal Construction Corporation, the five-story structure will yield 24 courtrooms, jury assembly spaces, and new offices for the Hudson County prosecutor, the surrogate, and the sheriff, among others. The $345 million development will also house a 75-seat public food court, a self-help law library, a children’s play area, training spaces, and a 459-space parking garage. MAST Construction Services Inc. is the general contractor for the facility, which is rising from an extensive plot bound by Central Avenue to the west, Route 139 to the north, Oakland Avenue to the east, and Newark Avenue to the south. The developers are aiming for LEED Silver certification.