Installation of the sleek glass curtain wall of 74 Trinity Place is nearing completion as work on the 424-foot-tall Financial District tower wraps up. Located directly behind Trinity Church, the bronze-trimmed 26-story structure is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and developed by Trinity Real Estate. Stephen B. Jacobs Group is the executive architect of the 310,000-square-foot property.
Construction at 202 Broome Street is now topped out, marking a significant milestone for the Essex Crossing mega-development. Designed by CetraRuddy, the 14-story building will eventually contain 175,000 square feet of Class-A office space, 83 condominiums, and 34,500 square feet of retail.
Permits have been filed for a three-story affordable housing building at 190 Essex Street in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. Located between Fulton Street and Folsom Place, the lot is two blocks east of the Cleveland Street subway station, serviced by the J train. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development is listed as the owner behind the applications.
YIMBY recently went on a hard-hat tour of Kohn Pedersen Fox’s One Vanderbilt. The topped-out 1,401-foot supertall is currently the tallest skyscraper in Midtown East and the third tallest in the city by architectural height, when measured to the tip of the 100-foot-tall spire. SL Green is the developer of the 77-story commercial office property, which is set to have a three-story indoor and outdoor observatory perched 1,020 feet above the busy Midtown streets. The crown will eventually be covered in a glass curtain wall that should most likely be lighter in appearance than the mixed terracotta and glass assembly that covers the rest of the structure.
Foundation work is progressing rapidly at 50 Trinity Place, as steel rebar and formwork for the sub-story levels are now reaching street level. Excavation and pilings were still ongoing at the time of YIMBY’s late-July update and now work will soon commence for the superstructure of the ground-up Aloft Hotel. Located in the Financial District at the corner of Trinity Place and Rector Street, diagonally across from Trinity Church, the hotel is designed by Peter Poon Architects. FIT Investment Corporation is the developer of the project, and purchased the Lower Manhattan site for $15 million from Sam Chang in 2012.