The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has unanimously approved an expansion within Packer Collegiate Institute’s historic Brooklyn Heights campus. Designed by PBDW Architects, plans include the construction of a large addition to an existing garden house at 170 Joralemon Street.
Sales have officially launched for 12 homes at 362 Van Brunt Street, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Dubbed
The Van Brunt, the four-story, 60-foot-tall building consists of two-bedroom units that each have two bathrooms and private balconies with prices ranging from $895,000 to $1,100,000. Arcons Design Studio is the architect of record for the nearly 20,000-square-foot project. YIMBY last reported an inclusion of just over 1,000 square feet of commercial space and about 1,355 square feet of ground-floor community facilities. The Patty LaRocco Team at Douglas Elliman is handling sales.
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.
Queens-based Michael Kang Architect has revealed the first renderings of 2300 Cropsey Avenue in Bath Beach, Brooklyn. Located at one of the southern-most points of the borough, the new building will rise 24 stories and contain a mix of 154 condominium units, a community facility, and a large parking structure designed to accommodate 270 vehicles.
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.