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Work Progressing on Santiago Calatrava’s St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the Financial District

Construction has topped out on the Santiago Calatrava-designed St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church the Financial District. Located by the intersection of Greenwich Street and Liberty Street in the elevated Liberty Park, the structure will replace the original church of the same name located at 155 Cedar Street, which was destroyed on 9/11. The symmetrical architectural design was inspired by Istanbuls’ Hagia Sophia and Church of the Holy Savior of Chora. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is developing the project, which is positioned across from the original 16-acre World Trade Center complex.

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Rendering of 315-317 Broadway - Morris Adjmi Architects

Renderings Revealed for 20-Story Building and Historic Restoration at 315-317 Broadway in Tribeca

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is scheduled to hold a remote public hearing to review the exterior restoration of a landmarked structure and the construction of a 20-story mixed-use residential building in Tribeca, Manhattan. The existing landmarked property is located at 315 Broadway, and the new residential building will debut as 317 Broadway.

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Rendering of proposed buildings 3-5 and 3-6 within the Seward Park Extension- Handel Architects

Renderings Revealed for 480-Unit Affordable Housing Development at 151-165 Broome Street on the Lower East Side

A large consortium of non-profit and private developers has revealed extensive proposals to construct two new affordable housing buildings on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. If the proposals and required zoning amendments are approved, the new structures would break ground at 151-165 Broome Street within an existing mixed-use complex referred to as Seward Park Extension.

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Rendering shows Two Bridges waterfront with several proposed large-scale buildings. Credit: SHoP Architects.

Supertall Two Bridges Towers Awarded Major Victory Over NIMBYs in New York Appellate Court Decision

The New York Appellate Court ruled in favor of a group of developers, including JDS Development Group, CIM Group, L+M Development Partners, and Starrett Corporation, to build four more towers along the Two Bridges waterfront on the Lower East Side. One Manhattan Square, a similarly-scoped neighbor, was completed in early 2019, and stands alone as the rest of development came to a halt despite approvals from the City Planning Commission in 2016. Yesterday, the ruling found the buildings described in the applications did not conflict with applicable zoning requirements, with all four Judges siding against Manhattan Borough president Gale A. Brewer and the New York City Council, which challenged the approval in 2018, arguing that the new construction required special permits and had to go through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process.

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