Work is finally finished on Anish Kapoor’s mirrored bean sculpture at the base of 56 Leonard Street, an 831-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Tribeca. The 19-foot-tall, 48-foot-long amorphous artwork was unveiled last week beside the main lobby and ground-floor retail space of the 57-story reinforced concrete tower, which was designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Hill West Architects for Alexico Grpup and opened in 2017. Performance Structures was the fabricator for Kapoor’s 40-ton permanent installation, located at the corner of Leonard and Church Streets.
Construction is complete on the John A. Paulson Center, a 23-story academic building for New York University at 181 Mercer Street in Greenwich Village. Designed by Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake, the 735,000-square-foot structure is the largest expansion in the history of the campus and consists of three glass-clad towers rising from a podium spanning a full city block. Permasteelisa engineered and manufactured the facade, and Turner Construction Company was the contractor for the $1.2 billion project, which is bound by Bleecker Street to the north, Houston Street to the south, Mercer Street to the east, and I.M. Pei’s University Village complex to the west.
The Gotham Organization has revealed new renderings of the amenity spaces at The Suffolk, a 378-unit residential tower at 55 Suffolk Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Designed by Dattner Architects and JG Neukomm Architecture, the 30-story tower comprises 330,000 square feet and is a major component of the developer’s Broome Street Development.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 282 Grand Street, a seven-story residential building on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Designed by DeFonseca Architects and developed by Prosper Property Group, the structure yields 25 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are eight units for residents at 70 to 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $54,755 to $156,130.
Demolition is progressing on 14 Gay Street, a landmarked three-story residential building in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Located in the Greenwich Village Historic District, the 196-year-old structure was deemed at risk of imminent collapse by the city and was ordered to be immediately demolished. The current owner, Nazarian Property Group under the 14 Gay Street LLC, also owns the adjacent 16 Gay Street to the north and purchased both buildings along with three other nearby sites for around $12 million last April. Howard I. Shapiro & Associates is listed as the applicant of record for demolition permits that were recently filed for the property, which is located between Waverly Place and Christopher Street.