The supertall mixed-use tower planned at 45 Broad Street will shimmer at its apex, over 1,100 feet above the streets of Lower Manhattan. But at ground level, the Financial District project will bring new services to those who won’t even enter the building. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to approve new subway elevators planned on Broad Street.
On a cold January day in 2009, a pipe burst and flooded the boiler of the Home Street Presbyterian Church, in the Foxhurst section of the Bronx. A small electrical fire destroyed the boiler for good, and the company that insured the church failed during the Great Recession. Facing a winter without heat and lacking the funds to repair the boiler, the congregation scattered to other churches in the South Bronx, and the little chapel on Home Street was abandoned. Now, the 1910 structure will be demolished to make way for affordable senior housing.
It’s been nearly a year since builder William Weigand filed plans for a five-story, mixed-use building at 244 East 198th Street in the Bedford Park section of the Bronx. Now, Weigand has submitted applications for a slightly larger and taller building at 244 East 198th Street, on the border with Fordham North.
Since façade installation was underway earlier this year on Columbia University Medical Center’s 15-story, 107,299 square-foot Medical and Graduate Education Building at 104 Haven Avenue, in Washington Heights, construction has wrapped up entirely. Photos of the completed 196-foot-tall building can be seen in a Curbed NY report. The new academic building will feature a lobby and café on the ground floor, a piano room and a 275-seat auditorium on the second and third floors, and a mix of lecture halls, classrooms, offices, and laboratories on the fourth through 14th floors. Diller Scofidio + Renfro is the design architect, while Gensler Architects is serving as the architect of record. The facility will open on August 16.
A schematic drawing of the long-planned, four-story, 9,000-square-foot commercial building at 156 Rivington Street, on the Lower East Side, has surfaced in a Bowery Boogie report. The structure, which will be built to Passive House standards, will contain a mix of community, performance, and office spaces across the cellar through the fourth floors. There will also be outdoor terraces on the second floor and rooftop level. Renderings of the building’s exterior were previously revealed in 2014. Paul A. Castrucci Architect is behind the design. ABC No Rio will operate the new property, although the art organization must first demolish their existing four-story building on the site. Demolition permits were recently filed and new building applications were approved in 2011. The project has been financed through private donations and city grants. A construction timeline hasn’t been released.