Shadowed by the high-rise buildings surrounding Zuccotti Park, a sculptural rose has been permanently installed in the heart of Lower Manhattan. Titled “Rose III,” the 26-foot-tall floral structure, was created by German artist Isa Genzken and donated to Brookfield Property Partners by Lonti Ebers.
With a tall and slender profile visible from locations far and wide along the East River, One Seaport, aka 161 Maiden Lane, has finally reached its 670-foot pinnacle above the Financial District. The glass is also steadily climbing up the eastern and southern facade in between the numerous protruding balconies that offer spectacular views of Brooklyn and the morning light. The 60-story project is designed by Hill West Architects, while being developed by Fortis Property Group, LLC and constructed by Pizzarotti LLC. Interiors are designed by Groves & Co.
Located in Lower Manhattan and bounded by Broadway, Leonard Street, Catherine Lane, and Lafayette Street, the conversion and restoration process at 108 Leonard Street, aka 346 Broadway, is an ongoing and intricate effort. Built on a thin, rectangular block with an Italian Renaissance revival architectural style, it was completed in 1894 by McKim Mead & White, the “starchitects” of the early 20th century in New York.
YIMBY recently sat down with Larry Silverstein to discuss his firm’s upcoming projects, as well as the status of the World Trade Center’s last remaining office supertall-to-be, at 200 Greenwich Street. With 3,000 new rental units in the works and Norman Foster’s design still on the table for Two World Trade Center, the scope of work Mr. Silverstein is undertaking is also now expanding into Journal Square and Queens.
Ahead of the 17th anniversary of 9/11, the first subway trains began to stop and deliver passengers in and out of the newly opened Cortlandt Street subway stop on the 1 train, which was closed for nearly two decades from the collapse of the Twin Towers. Today, with a long, bright and expansive platform, the entrance from the Oculus can be found on the western side of its second floor while coming down from the Greenwich Street doors, or from the street, thanks to a series of double stairways and an ADA-accessible elevator next to the Memorial and future Performing Arts Center.