The race to the sky in Lower Manhattan continues at a breakneck pace, and while projects like 30 Park Place have sped right along towards completion, the process of building other new towers has not been nearly as easy. That’s especially true at 56 Leonard Street, but now YIMBY has news that the Herzog & de Meuron-designed skyscraper is finally topping-out.
Last year, the Times published the first full rendering for the Carlyle Group’s 20-story condo-hotel under construction at 265 State Street, on the corner of Smith Street in Boerum Hill. The attractive brick and glass facade has yet to emerge, but prolific photographer Tectonic took some shots of the five stories of concrete and steel that have risen on the former parking lot.
A landmarked collection of buildings in the Meatpacking District is about to get a dramatic revamp. RKF and Tavros Capital Partners are marketing the 38,000-square-foot retail space on the prime corner of 14th Street, Ninth Avenue and Hudson Street, and they’ve sent along renderings of what the property could look like for a new commercial tenant.
Property owner Michel Cohen has filed applications for a seven-story, 10,470 square-foot manufacturing building at the vacant lot of 454 Carroll Street, in Gowanus, three blocks from the R train’s Union Street stop. The building will house manufacturing space and accessory offices, as well as a care-takers dwelling unit, according to the Schedule A. Thomas Barry’s Opera Studio Architecture is designing.
The planned 28-story, 370-key hotel & 11-unit condo tower at 215 Chrystie Street has risen quickly this summer, and now stands five stories tall, per the latest photo from Tectonic. Located on the Lower East Side, Herzog & de Meuron designed the building, which is being developed by Ian Schrager and Witkoff. Curbed also reported on the project’s progress yesterday, and completion is currently expected in 2016.