The last of the concrete has been poured for the New York Wheel, the 630-foot-tall Ferris wheel under construction next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George. After four years of delays, CEO Rich Marin and his crew of investors are ready to start building the huge tourist attraction on the island’s North Shore.
Back in November of 2015, the city approved design changes to the 630-foot-tall New York Wheel project at 155 Richmond Terrace, in St. George, Staten Island. At the time, construction was underway on the project’s four-level accessory commercial building. That commercial structure has since topped out and foundation work is now underway on the base of the Ferris wheel itself. The topped-out commercial structure encompasses 418,901 square feet, and features a 950-car parking garage, exhibition/gallery spaces, ticketing offices/security screening, a bike rental facility, a food hall, and commercial-retail space. The roof will also include a playground, a gallery, a restaurant, a performance stage, and landscaped recreational space. A large part of the building is expected to open this summer, with the entire project scheduled for completion in in 2017. Starneth B.V. is constructing the New York Wheel. S9 Architecture, with Navid Maqami as design principal in charge, and Perkins Eastman, with Jonathan Cohn as project manager, are behind the design.
After a decade of delays, Triangle Equities finally landed financing and broke ground last month on Lighthouse Point, a sprawling mixed-use project next to the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island. Now, YIMBY has new images of the residential, retail, and office complex under construction on the North Shore.
In the summer of 2015, YIMBY brought you new renderings of the Lighthouse Point mixed-use development, in St. George, located immeadiately south of the St. George Terminal on Staten Island. Construction kicked off on the project’s first phase later that year – a 12-story, 116-unit mixed-use building that fronts Bay Street. Its developers – Triangle Equities and Lubert-Adler – have now secured a total $81.7 million in financing from multiple sources. In addition, Commercial Observer reports Regus signed a lease to take 30,000 square feet of the mixed-use building’s 65,000 square feet of commercial space. The remaining 35,000 square feet could be leased as office or retail space, and construction on the first phase is expected to wrap up in 2017. The rest of the project includes repurposing four historic structures and other artifacts, and building a 12-story, 175-key hotel with 15,000 square feet of event space and an additional 23,000 square feet of multi-use commercial space. Garrison Architects is designing.
Back in the spring of 2015, BFC Partners broke ground on the commercial-retail complex dubbed Empire Outlets, located at 35 Richmond Terrace in St. George, Staten Island. In the last few weeks, the sprawling structure went vertical with the placement of steel beams. When it’s complete in late 2017, the project will have 100 retailers across 370,148 square feet of commercial space. Towards the center of the complex, atop the retail, a six-story, 190-key hotel will encompass an additional 107,109 square feet. A 1,250-car parking garage will be located below the entire structure, bringing the total square-footage of Empire Outlets to 1,139,313. The developer has already signed a couple dozen tenants, the latest of which is Jewelers on Fifth, according to Commercial Observer. SHoP Architects is the design architect.