The reconstruction of the landmarked Tin Building is making steady progress in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport District. The original structure, made mostly of a wooden frame featuring an exterior of corrugated metal sheets, suffered a major fire in 1995 and later weathered extensive flood damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. After approvals from the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission in 2016, the structure was carefully dismantled and is now being rebuilt 33 feet away from its original location, directly to the west of Pier 17. SHoP Architects is in charge of the design and renovations, while the Howard Hughes Corporation is the developer of the project. Plaza Construction is the construction manager for the property.
Tishman Speyer and the United States Post Office have concluded negotiations to redevelop the upper floors of a historic postal facility into a dynamic office complex above West Chelsea. Known as the Morgan North Postal Facility, the building was originally completed in 1933 and encompasses an entire city block from Ninth to Tenth Avenue and 29th to 30th Streets.
Permits have been filed for a four-story mixed-use building at 604 East 40th Street in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located between Avenue D and Foster Avenue, the lot is near the Newkirk Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. RiseBoro Community Partnership is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 1329 Morris Avenue in Claremont, The Bronx. Located between East 169th Street and East 170th Street, the lot is four blocks from the 170th Street subway station, serviced by the B and D trains. Alfred Popaj under the 1329 Morris Avenue LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Hunters Point Library at 47-07 Center Boulevard in Long Island City is finally open. The five-story, Steven Holl Architects-designed structure features a soaring atrium with a winding circulation pattern of programs that encompass each level and concludes with a public outdoor rooftop terrace. The bright white architecturally finished concrete walls and oversized abstract windows create a bold juxtaposition with the surrounding architectural language along the East River.