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YIMBY’s “30 Tallest” Countdown to 2019 Begins With Update on 670-Foot-Tall Seaport Residences, in Lower Manhattan

In the lead-up to 2019, YIMBY will be checking in on each of the Five Borough’s 30 tallest towers currently under construction. Standing at the bottom of the list is One Seaport, aka 161 Maiden Lane, which is a notable presence on the Lower Manhattan skyline when seen from the Brooklyn Bridge, or any view facing west towards the Seaport District. The slender new 60-story and 670-foot-tall residential skyscraper recently topped-out, and curtain wall installation is making substantial headway. Spanning 200,000 square feet, the project is being designed by Hill West Architects, developed by Fortis Property Group, LLC and constructed by Pizzarotti LLC. The interiors are being designed by Groves & Co. Sales and marketing are being carried out by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing.

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“Trinity Commons” Officially Tops-Out 424 Feet Above The Financial District at 74 Trinity Place

Steel construction of 74 Trinity Place has topped-out over the Financial District less than a year after work rose above ground level. The new 26-story, 424-foot-tall office building is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, with Stephen B. Jacobs Group serving as executive architect. The developer is Trinity Real Estate. The total scope of the new tower is around 310,000 square feet, and offices start on the seventh floor. The last piece of steel went up last week in a topping out ceremony hosted by the developers.

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LPC’s Stranglehold on Greenwich Village Yields LPC-Bound Proposal for Mega-Mansion Conversion at 36-38 West 10th Street

A new proposal to merge and renovate 36 and 38 West 10th Street is set to be reviewed by the LPC today. Located along West 10th street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue in Greenwich Village, the project is composed of two five-story brownstones, each with six units apiece, which will be turned into a single mansion. The revisions are being carried out by John Ike of Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects. The developer of the project is Tom Van Loben Sels.

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1,436-Foot Tall 80 South Street Becomes Largest Likely Casualty Of Chinese-Owned Development Bust

Ever since the Beijing-based conglomerate China Oceanwide Holdings acquired two sites in New York’s South Street Seaport from Howard Hughes Corp. in the Financial District in 2016 for $390 million, the site’s future has remained as opaque as the company itself. Oceanwide apparently planned to build a mixed-use supertall as high as 1,436 feet at 80 South Street (which includes the second site it purchased from Howard Hughes at 163 Front Street).

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