As we look back today in remembrance of September 11, 2001, it’s affirming to appreciate the progress that has been made on the new World Trade Center Complex, especially over the last handful of years. The development has restored a vertical prowess to the Financial District and the Lower Manhattan skyline, given rise to a stunning new transit center topped by by Santiago Calatrava‘s Oculus, and will soon become a cultural destination as well. Construction has resumed for the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, tenants are steadily filling the 2.5 million square feet of office space at Three World Trade Center, and tourists and locals are experiencing Memorial Glade, the newest section of the 9/11 Memorial. YIMBY also checks in on the current state of Two World Trade Center and Five World Trade Center.
Construction has kicked off at 1475 41st Street, where developers have gained approvals to expand and repurpose an existing four-story building into a new school. Located on an 8,000-square-foot corner lot in Borough Park, Brooklyn, the school is expected to debut by September 2020 and will top out at seven stories.
Permits have been filed for eight mixed-use buildings at 108-40, 108-42, 108-46, 108-50, 108-52, 108-54, 108-58, and 108-60 Roosevelt Avenue in Corona, Queens. Located between 108th Street and 111th Street, the multiple adjacent lots are two blocks from the 103 St-Corona Plaza subway station, serviced by the 7 train. John Po Sheng Hsu is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 289 22nd Street in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn. Located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, the lot is five blocks from the 25th Street subway station, serviced by the R train. Jeff Akerman under the 289 22nd Street LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The installation of the outside envelope on all levels of “The Dime” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is nearing the finishing mark. The topped-out, 23-story mixed-use complex is located at 209 Havemeyer Street and stands close to the elevated Marcy Avenue subway station. Fogarty Finger Architecture is in charge of designing the new building, which rises behind the 111-year-old, landmarked Dime Savings Bank, while Charney Construction & Development and Tavros Holdings are developing the 350,000-square-foot complex. Douglas Elliman is handling leasing, JLL is the commercial broker, and Ripco is handling the retail component.