Downtown’s residential boom continues apace with the construction of 125 Greenwich Street, which has reached two-thirds of the way to its 912-foot-tall pinnacle on a corner overlooking the World Trade Center memorial. The tower will rise above most of its neighbors in the Financial District, but since it is right across from 1 World Trade Center, it will not make a sizable impact on the skyline. Architect Rafael Viñoly is also responsible for the Midtown supertall 432 Park Avenue.
A new six-story residential building at 485 Tompkins Avenue in Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn is about to undergo reviews by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The proposal calls for the demolition of the two-story vacant building currently on site, and would create a new ground-up structure. The new building is being proposed and designed by NV Design Architecture.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential complex at 959 Sterling Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The site includes an existing historic building, occupied by the Hebron Seventh-Day Adventist Bilingual School, originally built as the Methodist Episcopal Home for the Aged in 1889. The Romanesque/Gothic revivalist structure is within the Crown Heights North Historic District landmark and will require approval from the LPC. Matthew Cordivari of the Triton Construction Company is listed as behind the applications.
Rudin Management has nearly completed its modernization of lobby and entry areas at 55 Broad Street in Downtown Manhattan. Originally completed in 1967, the building’s new lobby, reception, and security areas are designed by Fogarty Finger Architecture.
Permits have been filed for a five-story public school at 45 Waverly Place in Clifton, Staten Island. The site is five blocks away from the Sobel Court Park, and eight blocks away from the Stapleton public playground. The NYC School Construction Authority will be responsible for the development.