YIMBY last brought you news of Three World Trade Center, at 175 Greenwich Street in the Financial Distinct, in August when we revealed the height of the 80-story office tower was reduced to 1,079 feet. Since then, when the concrete core had reached roughly the half-way point, the tower has risen significantly, as seen in photos by Tectonic. The core is now closing in on the neighboring Four World Trade Center, which stands 977 feet in height. Steel work is occurring roughly halfway up the tower, and fireproofing and glass installation is taking place on the lower levels. There will be 150,000 square feet of retail space across five floors in the 2.8-million-square-foot building. Silverstein Properties is developing the tower, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is designing it, and completion is expected in 2018.
Maya Lin Studio and Bialosky + Partners Architects are designing a five-story, 20,000 square-foot mansion at 11 Hubert Street, in TriBeCa, TribecaTrib reports. The building would be clad in metal, glass, and limestone, and features five bedrooms with typical residential accessories, a landscaped courtyard, and a 5,000 square-foot fitness center. The family for which the home would be built remains anonymous, but $15 to $16 million would be spent to develop the property. The site is located within the North Tribeca Historic District, so the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to approve the plans. The existing three-story mixed-use structure would not be demolished, rather expanded and built upon.
A six-story residential building has topped out at 11-07 Welling Court in western Astoria, in the middle of one of New York City’s most important street art and graffiti destinations.
Back in August of 2015, news broke that the city was moving forward with plans to develop affordable housing at the Elizabeth Street Garden, located at 211 Elizabeth Street (a.k.a. 21 Spring Street), in NoLIta. Now, Curbed NY reports the Department of Housing Preservation and Development is envisioning a seven-story, 60-to-75-unit residential building with retail space. The building would take up roughly 15,000 square feet on the 20,265 square-foot lot, and the units, which would be geared towards seniors, will average between 800 and 900 square feet apiece. The city plans to launch a Request for Proposals (RFP) in the spring and a developer will hopefully be selected by the end of the year. At that point, the project would require approval via the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). Construction is tentatively expected to begin in 2018 for completion in 2020.
Over the summer, YIMBY reported on filings for an eight-story mixed-use building at 98-02 Queens Boulevard, in Rego Park, and now DNAinfo has the latest information on the project, which will have 60 rental apartments. The new building will encompass 75,000 square feet and will feature one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Retail will span the entire ground floor and 7,000 square feet of community space will be located on the first level. The residential units on the top seven floors will average 657 square feet apiece. George Baharestani’s Bahar Corporation is developing, and Forest Hills-based Peter Casini is the architect of record. The existing single-story retail building will be demolished in the spring once the remaining tenants have vacant the property. Demolition permits were filed last October. Completion is expected in the second half of 2017.