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34 East 13th Street

Reveal for Seven-Story, Six-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned at 34 East 13th Street, Greenwich Village

The first rendering has been revealed of the seven-story, six-unit mixed-use project planned at 34 East 13th Street, located on the corner of University Place in Greenwich Village. A rendering posted to the construction site was spotted by EV Grieve. The latest building permits indicate the project will encompass 22,995 square feet. It will include 2,135 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by six full-floor residential units on the second through seventh floors. The apartments, which will be condominiums, should average a spacious 2,881 square feet apiece. There will be private residential storage in the cellar, and the top-floor unit will have a private roof terrace. Ranger Properties is the developer, and Morris Adjmi’s Financial District-based Morris Adjmi Architects is designing. YIMBY reported on the project when permits were filed in June of 2015, and since then, the site’s former four-story occupant has been demolished. Completion is expected in 2017.


Foster's 200 Greenwich, composite by Jose Hernandez, image originally by Joe Woolhead

It’s Time to Bring Back Norman Foster’s Design for 2 World Trade Center

News broke this week that billionaire Ron Perelman committed $75 million to financing the World Trade Center’s Performing Arts Center, which will provide the complex with a much-needed cultural amenity. But with 175 Greenwich (3 World Trade Center) nearly complete and the remaining puzzle pieces now falling into place, it is YIMBY’s opinion that it is also time to reconsider the design changes proposed for 2 World Trade Center. With Fox failing to commit to BIG’s proposal for the site, it makes much more sense to return to Norman Foster’s far more attractive design for the tower, which was shelved last year.

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Performing Arts Center

World Trade Center Performing Arts Center Gets $75 Million Donation, Renaming

Billionaire Ronald Perelman has pledged to donate $75 million to resurrect plans for the World Trade Center‘s Performing Arts Center, to be located at 70 Vesey Street in the Financial District. That’s the patch of land bound by Vesey, Greenwich, and Fulton streets, once home of the WTC’s temporary PATH station. The three-to four-story, 80,000-square-foot complex, now dubbed the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, will eventually boast three theaters. They will each seat 499, 299, and 100 people, but will have the ability to be reconfigured into a single 1,200-seat theater, according to the New York Times. Brooklyn-based REX Associates is responsible for the design. Perelman’s donation will be combined with $100 million already awarded by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC). The project is reportedly expected to cost $240 million in total, although the the LMDC said last year it will cost no more than $200 million. Groundbreaking is set for 2018.


80 South Street

First Glimpse of SHoP’s 80 South Street, Set to Soar Over 1,400 Feet

Yesterday was ‘Archmodel Wednesday’ on Instagram, which meant that YIMBY Forumers were actively posting images of several new developments. And in the background of an image containing SHoP’s 111 West 57th Street, our team of cyber-sleuths spotted another project that has not yet been revealed. 80 South Street’s massing diagram had alluded to the tower’s supertall potential, but now we have a look at an actual model of the building, though the fine-grained details remain fuzzy, which confirms that the tower will rise over 1,400 feet tall. That would make it the tallest building by roof height in Lower Manhattan, standing approximately 50 feet above the rooftop of One World Trade Center.

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