Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the board of directors of Empire State Development (ESD) had adopted the general project plan for the Empire Station Complex. The drafted plan, supported by a draft Environmental Impact Statement, would foster high-density redevelopment on eight sites surrounding the Penn Station transit hub. The plan is expected to create about 20 million square feet of mixed-use space including Class A commercial office, retail, hotel, and residential, and calls for five supertalls ranging from 1,018 to 1,300 feet in height, in addition to four other major skyscrapers. The area is bounded by Sixth and Ninth Avenues to the east and west, and by West 30th and West 34th Streets to the south and north in Midtown, Manhattan. Moynihan Station, the first step in the revitalization, opened at the end of 2020.
Work is nearing completion on No. 33 Park Row, aka Pearl on the Park, a 331-foot-tall residential building in the Civic Center section of the Financial District. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Sir Richard Rogers and Graham Stirk of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and developed by Centurion Real Estate Partners and Urban Muse, the 23-story reinforced concrete structure is one of several new projects transforming Park Row, which historically gave rise to New York’s first skyscrapers like the New York Tribune Building and the World Building in the late 1800s. No. 33 Park Row sits directly across from City Hall Park and is expected to yield 95,000 square feet and 30 homes, ranging from one- to five-bedroom units and penthouses, many with private outdoor spaces spanning floors six through 23. Sales launch next month and Compass Development Marketing Group is the exclusive marketing and sales agent for the property.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved proposals to renovate and redevelop a portion of the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Building. Located in the Garment District at 330 West 42nd Street, the property was originally constructed in 1931 and is considered a landmarked example of Art Deco design in the built environment.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 28 Christopher Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Christopher Avenue, the corner lot is within walking distance of the Broadway Junction subway station, serviced by the A, C, J, L, and Z trains. Leo Klein under the 103 Liberty LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Work remains stalled on Seaport Residences, a 60-story residential skyscraper formerly known as One Seaport at 161 Maiden Lane in the Financial District. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Fortis Property Group LLC with Ray Builders as the contractor, the 670-foot-tall tower is planned to yield 200,000 square feet and 80 units with interior design by Groves & Co.