New York City’s largest rooftop park opened to the public last week atop Pier 57 in Chelsea. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by RXR Realty, YoungWoo & Associates, Hudson River Park Trust, and The Baupost Group, the 2-acre space is part of a $410 million renovation to the 70-year-old structure in Hudson River Park and now features 350,000 square feet of office space with Google as the anchor tenant. The building will also feature 50,000 square feet of public-oriented amenities on the ground floor developed by Jamestown that include a food hall curated by the James Beard Foundation, community space with flexible layouts available for booking by local organizations, a public gathering place called the Living Room, and an outdoor screening space for the annual Tribeca Film Festival. Pier 57 formerly served as a shipping port and bus depot and is located at the intersection of West Street and West 15th Street.
Construction has topped out on 618 Pavonia Avenue, a 27-story mixed-use tower in Jersey City‘s seven-building, 2.1-million-square-foot Homestead Place master plan. Designed by C3D Architecture and developed by Namdar Group, the 293-foot-tall structure will yield 376 residences with 24 studios, 264 one-bedrooms, 80 two-bedrooms, and eight three-bedroom units, as well as 5,500 square feet of ground-floor retail area and office space on the second through fourth floors. 618 Pavonia Avenue is bound by Pavonia Avenue to the south, Homestead Place to the east, and Van Reipen Avenue to the north.
Veris Residential this week launched leasing at Haus25, a 56-story residential tower at 25 Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City. The building features 750 rental apartments engineered for energy efficiency.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story commercial building at 156 Bowery in Nolita, Manhattan. Located between Kenmare and Broome Streets, the lot is in walking distance of the Bowery subway station, serviced by the J and Z and the Grand Street subway station, serviced by the B and D trains. Real Estate Equities under the REEC Third Avenue LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Foundations are progressing for Journal Squared Tower 3, a 60-story residential skyscraper and the final component in the three-building complex in Journal Square, Jersey City. Designed by HWKN Architecture and Handel Architects and developed by Kushner Real Estate Group and National Real Estate Advisors, the structure will yield 600 rental apartments on a plot bound by Pavonia Avenue to the north and Summit Avenue to the east. Tower 3 will feature the same architectural design as its siblings, with a tight window grid and white paneling, and will stand as the second-tallest in the group.