Work is in full swing at Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza, a small park in the Financial District. Bound by Greenwich Street to the west, Edgar Street to the north, and Trinity Place to the east, the project involves the unification of two public spaces that were formerly divided by an exit lane from the Hugh L. Cary Tunnel. George Vellonakis is the landscape architect of the park, which is named for the late Downtown Alliance president Elizabeth Berger, who passed away in 2013.
Curtain wall work is progressing on the Tin Building, a 53,000-square-foot market structure on the rebuilt Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport District. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by Howard Hughes Corporation with Plaza Construction as construction manager, the project will feature a seafood-themed market by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the main tenant of the property.
Construction is progressing very quickly at 185 Broadway, a 31-story mixed-use tower in the Financial District. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by SL Green, the structure will stand 404 feet tall and yield 260,000 square feet. The site is located next to the western entrance of the Fulton Street station and one block east of the 16-acre World Trade Center complex.
Urban Design Forum recently announced WIP Collaborative as the winner of a long-running design competition to construct an interactive public art piece in Hudson Square, Manhattan. Titled “Restorative Ground,” the work will take shape on King Street between Hudson and Greenwich Streets.
Exterior work is finishing up on No.33 Park Row, aka Pearl on the Park, a 331-foot-tall residential building in the Civic Center section of the Financial District. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and developed by Centurion Real Estate Partners and Urban Muse, the 25-story structure is one of several new projects transforming this historic street that gave rise to New York’s first skyscrapers. No. 33 Park Row sits directly across from City Hall Park and is expected to yield 95,000 square feet and 30 units.