Thomas Heatherwick’s 2.4-acre Chelsea park at Pier 55, aka Little Island, continues to take shape above the Hudson River. More of the funnel-shaped concrete pots have been installed on the western end of the project, which reaches 62 feet high at its peak. Large black sheets are spread out across the tops of the sloped surfaces, most likely indicating that a concrete pour recently occurred. Work is being managed by the Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT), and MNLA is designing the landscaping.
Earlier this week, construction officially topped out at 547 West 47th Street, a new 12-story condominium tower in Hell’s Kitchen. Also addressed as 646 Eleventh Avenue, the building is expected to welcome residents by 2021 and will debut as ‘The West.’
Permits have been filed for a seven-story house of worship building at 1981 Madison Avenue in Harlem, Manhattan. Located between East 126th Street and East 127th Street, the lot is two blocks from the 125th Street subway station at Lexington Avenue, serviced by the 4, 5, and 6 trains. Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 449 Liberty Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn. Located between Wyona Street and Bradford Street, the interior lot is three blocks east of the Liberty Avenue subway station, serviced by the C train. Sal Mendolia is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction has topped out at West 14th Street, aka 531 Sixth Avenue, a 13-story mixed-use residential building designed by ODA Architecture. Gemini Rosemont is developing the 145-foot-tall project, which is located at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street at the northern end of Greenwich Village. Whitehall Interiors is incharge of interior design.