The World Trade Center’s reconstruction has been in the works for over fifteen years, with multiple iterations of 200 Greenwich Street, aka Two World Trade Center, making the media rounds. Now, the New York Post’s Steve Cuozzo has reported that Deutsche Bank may be returning to the WTC, with the firm possibly set to lease 1.3 million square feet of space within the site’s last unbuilt supertall.
The White Plains Common Council has approved the six-story, 77-unit residential building proposed at 1 Dekalb Avenue, located on the corner of Maple Avenue in downtown White Plains. The project’s apartments will be rentals, of which 22 percent, or 17 units, will rent at below-market rates to families making 80 percent of the Area Median Income, the Journal News reported. There will also be a 10,000-square-foot public green space and a two-story, 103-car underground parking garage.
Foundation work is underway on the 14-story, 37-unit residential building under development at 211 West 28th Street, in Chelsea. Progress on construction can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The building will contain 24,563 square feet of residential space, which means its units should average 664 square feet apiece. All of the apartments will be designated as supportive housing. Arker Companies and the Chelsea Leaf South Housing Development Fund Corporation are the developers. Aufgang Architects is behind the design. A target completion date is unknown.
Construction is underway on the top floor of a 12-story, 32-unit mixed-use project at 550 West 29th Street, in West Chelsea. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the new building will encompass 61,502 square feet and rise 135 feet to its roof, not including the bulkhead. There will be 4,572 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by condominiums, averaging 1,573 square feet apiece, on the floors above. Cary Tamarkin’s Flatiron District-based Tamarkin Company is the developer and is designing the project in-house. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the executive architect. Completion is expected in 2017.
Vertical construction is moving full steam ahead on the 42-story, 452-key EDITION hotel (by Marriott) under development at 701 Seventh Avenue. That’s on the corner of West 47th Street in the heart of Times Square. The progress can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The tower, dubbed 20 Times Square, will rise 517 feet above street level and will contain 269,769 square feet of commercial space, according to the latest building permits. Retail space will be located on two cellar levels and the ground through fourth floors. Actual hotel rooms will be located on the 14th through 40th floors.