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West Thames Street Pedestrian Bridge Finally Welded Into Place Atop West Street, in Battery Park City

The last week of May saw momentous progress on the construction of the West Thames Street pedestrian bridge. The steel structure was finally lifted and welded into place above West Street. The bridge is designed by WXY Architecture, which worked in conjunction with engineering consultant Weidlinger Associates. This span will replace the temporary Rector Street bridge just a short walk to the north and connect Battery Park City with the Financial District. Skanska is in charge of the active construction site. Funding and support for the project is being provided by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Battery Park City Authority.

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Construction Wraps for Toll Brothers City Living’s 91 Leonard Street, in Tribeca

Construction has officially wrapped for 91 Leonard Street in Tribeca. The 19-story, 210-foot-high residential building is designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Hill West Architects, and developed by Toll Brothers City Living. Designed to architecturally reflect the iconic characteristic of traditional cast iron warehouses and lofts, the residential building’s dark-colored bronze and glass curtain wall makes it a handsome addition to the neighborhood. Whitehall Interiors is responsible for the building’s interiors.

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Rendering of One Broadway - Gensler Architects

LPC Reviews Gensler’s Two-Floor Expansion of One Broadway, in Battery Park, Manhattan

New York developer Midtown Equities has partnered with architecture firm Gensler to construct a rooftop extension atop one of Battery Park’s oldest extant structures, known today as One Broadway. The commercial office building was originally completed in 1882, and sits at the same address once occupied by George Washington’s New York headquarters. Considering the age and rich history of the building, approvals are required by New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.

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NAVA Companies’ Cantilevering 80 East 10th Street Nearing Completion, in Greenwich Village

Construction on 80 East 10th Street in Greenwich Village is quickly approaching completion, with work on both exteriors and interiors nearly finished. The ten-story mixed-use building is being designed by NAVA Companies, while Parametric Development Group is developing the 26,000-square-foot structure located on the corner of East 10th Street and Fourth Avenue. Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing is responsible for sales of the project’s 12 condominiums, which average 2,000 square feet each and have three to four bedrooms apiece, with prices ranging from $4.15 to $8.25 million. A five-bedroom penthouse has not yet been listed.

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5 World Trade Center, via YIMBY Reader

City Agencies Broker New Deal With Developers to Bring 5 WTC to Market

State agency The Port Authority and Lower Manhattan Development Group have agreed to issue a joint RFP and divide proceeds generated from the development of 5 World Trade Center. A lengthy dispute between the parties had prevented any progress on the final remaining site within the World Trade Center complex, though it still remains unclear what future property will rise from the parcel, which could yield a tower spanning over one million square feet.

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