The pieces of the new World Trade Center are finally falling into place. In March, the main concourse of the Santiago Calatrava-designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub, also known as the Oculus, opened. In June, Liberty Park opened and 3 World Trade Center topped out. Last week, the Westfield-operated mall at the Oculus, complete with an Apple Store, opened to the public. And now, it appears demolition is about to begin on the temporary PATH station, paving the way for the new Performing Arts Center to begin construction.
Foundation work is now beginning on the 30-story, 298-key hotel under development at 143 Fulton Street, in the Financial District. Progress on construction can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the forums. The latest building permits indicate the 364-foot-tall tower will encompass 128,690 square feet. It will contain retail space on the ground and second floors, followed by a restaurant on the third, and the hotel component on the fifth through 29th floors. Guest amenities include a fitness center and storage for 11 bikes. It’s not currently known who the hotel operator will be. YIMBY revealed a rendering of the project, being designed by SLCE Architects, back in March. Tribeca Associates is the developer and completion is expected in 2018.
Since it was only a single story above street level in January, it appears the structural core of the 19-story, 300-key CitizenM Hotel has topped out at 185-191 Bowery, located near the corner of Delancey Street on the Lower East Side. The rest of the building, currently three stories in height, is slowly rising around the core, as seen in an update by Bowery Boogie. The latest building permits indicate the hotel will stand 224 feet above street level and encompass 99,433 square feet. Its rooms should average 265 square feet apiece and guest amenities will include a fitness center, storage for eight bikes, a lounge & bar in the cellar, a café on the ground floor, and a lounge & bar with a roof terrace on the 19th floor. A 3,383-square-foot public plaza will run along Bowery. Rinaldi Group is the developer and Stephen B. Jacobs Group is behind the design. Completion is expected later this year.
While the far West Side has its fair share of mega-projects, the scale of development in lower West Chelsea and the Meatpacking District is generally more subdued. The one major exception to that rule is at 76 11th Avenue, where a development team led by HFZ has an assemblage with 800,000 square feet of air rights, with plans by Bjarke Ingels Group previously revealed by YIMBY last year. Now, thanks to a tipster, we have a fresh set of images showing the fine-tuning occurring across several aspects of the design, including the retail podium and crown.
When YIMBY dove into the history of 101-111 Murray Street in TriBeCa earlier this summer, foundation work was underway for a planned 58-story, 157-unit residential tower. Construction on the project is now three stories above street level, as seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user rbrome. The latest building permits indicate the tower, to rise 800 feet, will encompass 479,278 square feet. The ground floor will host 2,088 square feet of retail, followed by residential units starting on the fourth floor. The apartments, condominiums, should average 2,356 square feet apiece. They will be accompanied by 20,000 square feet of luxury amenities. Fisher Brothers, Witkoff, and New Valley are the developers. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is the design architect while Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is serving as the executive architect. MR Architecture + Décor and Rockwell Group are designing the interiors, and Edmund Hollander Landscape Architects is designing the area around the base. Completion is expected in 2018.