Plans for protecting Manhattan against floods are inching forward. Curbed reports the first phase of the Dryline, a landscaped park area along the waterfront stretching from West 23rd Street (in West Chelsea) to Montgomery Street (on the Lower East Side), are in the surveying phase. The Dryline would eventually continue into Midtown on both sides and is estimated to cost $1 billion.
Amid a controversy over height, the mixed-use development Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park, spanning Furman Street in northern Brooklyn Heights, is making slow progress. 1 Hotel, the 10-story, 200-unit hotel at 60 Furman Street, is nearly completely clad with glass. The 10-story condominium building at 90 Furman Street has topped out and is preparing for its façade installation, according to Brownstoner. At 130 Furman Street, concrete is up to the fourth and final occupied floor. The development will have 108 condo units between the two residential buildings, and completion is expected by 2016.
Bergen Gardens LLC has filed applications for a five-story, nine-unit residential building at the lots spanning 653-655 Bergen Street, in Prospect Heights. The building will measure 12,900 square feet, and Issac & Stern Architects is designing. A single-story warehouse structure set back from the street must first be demolished.
Visualhouse sent along a rendering of the Manhattan skyline circa 2030, and the vista will be far more impressive than today’s, with supertalls set to line both 57th Street and the Far West Side. The image leaves out the new World Trade Center as well as several major projects in Midtown and on the Far West Side (and Nordstrom is also missing its cantilever), but the picture gives a good idea of the changes New Yorkers can expect over the next few years, even though the approximation is likely closer to 2020 than 2030, given that all depicted additions (besides 15 Penn) should be complete by 2018/2019.
Earlier in May, Crain’s Business broke news about a planned condo conversion for 184 Kent Avenue, an eight-story, 338-unit luxury rental building in northern Williamsburg. Now Curbed has the details: dubbed Austin Nichols House, significant renovations are in the works, which include the combination of former rental units. Kushner Companies, LIVWRK, and Rockpoint Group are the developers and acquired the building for $275 million in early 2015.