While escalating prices are a bad thing, zoning limitations and historic districts are quickly turning the Lower East Side into one of the only parts of New York City where attractive and occasionally avant-garde architecture is legitimately feasible. YIMBY can now reveal the design for one of the neighborhood’s dwindling number of development sites, at 57 Orchard Street, where DXA Studio is designing a 15-story condominium tower.
Applications have been filed for an eight-story, 100-key hotel — the rooms split between roughly 66,000 square feet — at 456 Greenwich Street, in Tribeca. Western Heritable Investment Company, Caspi Development and Barone Management are the developers, and the entire building will span 102,000 square feet, with the SBJ Group designing.
Today, Landmarks approved the design for a new eight-story residential building with ground floor retail at 146-150 Wooster Street in SoHo.
The New York Times revealed that News Corporation and 21st Century Fox are in talks with the Port Authority and Larry Silverstein to relocate the companies’ headquarters downtown into 200 Greenwich Street, also known as 2 World Trade Center. If they commit, the media companies would propel the 88-story, 3.1 million square-foot office tower into vertical construction.
At the eastern edge of Alphabet City, an old single-story deli is yielding to a 7-story residential building, for which YIMBY has obtained renderings. The project is located at 127 Avenue, between 8th and 9th Street, and its architect of record is JCT Engineering. Permits list the applicant as Sharon Hakmon of 127D Realty LLC.