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Vertical Progress Imminent For Two-Tower Complex At 80 Clarkson And 570 Washington Street in West Village, Manhattan

Construction is about to go vertical at 80 Clarkson Street and 570 Washington Street, the site of a two-tower residential project along the Hudson River waterfront in Manhattan’s West Village. Designed by COOKFOX Architects with SLCE Architects as the architect of record and developed by Zeckendorf Development, Atlas Capital Group, and The Baupost Group, the $1.25 billion complex will consist of 29- and 36-story towers rising 400 and 450 feet, and will yield 271 condominium units, 169 affordable senior living homes, and commercial space on the lower levels. ACI VI Clarkson LLC is the owner of the 1.3-acre property bound by Clarkson Street to the north, West Houston Street to the south, Washington Street to the east, and West Street to the west.

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One Wall Street, image by DBOX

1 Wall Street Banking Room Interior Designated a Landmark in Financial District, Manhattan

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has unanimously voted to designate the 1 Wall Street Banking Room Interior, also known as the Red Room, as a landmark in Manhattan’s Financial District. Completed in 1931, this unique and elaborately tiled space served as a reception room and banking hall for the Irving Trust and Bank Company. The Red Room represents the work of architect Ralph Walker and muralist Hildreth Meière.

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New Museum at 235 Bowery, Rendering via OMA Instagram

New Museum’s Expansion Takes Shape at 231 Bowery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

Construction is progressing on the New Museum‘s seven-story expansion at 231 Bowery in the Bowery section of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Designed by Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu of OMA and Cooper Robertson & Partners, the 174-foot-tall annex is rising directly to the south of the SANAA-designed main building, which was originally completed in 2007, and will almost double the institution’s footprint to 115,277 square feet. The 60,000-square-foot addition will connect laterally connect to the current museum and add three gallery floors, an 80-seat restaurant, a larger bookstore, and office space for staff, among other spaces. The property is located at the intersection of Bowery and Spring Street.

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