56 Leonard’s Sculptural Bean by Anish Kapoor Begins Installation in Tribeca

Work on 56 Leonard Street‘s amorphous mirrored “bean” sculpture has begun. The artwork sits at the base of Tribeca‘s tallest residential skyscraper designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Hill West Architects, and is the work of Anish Kapoor, the creator behind Chicago’s chrome steel-plated Cloud Gate and the ArcelorMittal Orbit from the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Construction workers are beginning to place the first portions of the bean into position with multiple sections arriving on site.

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140 West 28th Street, rendering by Gene Kaufman

Work Continues on Gene Kaufman’s 140 West 28th Street Hotel Tower in Chelsea

Construction is progressing quickly on the 46-story, dual-brand Marriott Hotel at 140 West 28th Street in Chelsea. Installation of the windows on the northern and southern elevations of the topped-out structure is almost entirely completed, and work should begin soon on the metallic cladding that will cover the remainder of the curtain wall. The 470-foot-tall tower is designed by Gene Kaufman Architect for the McSam Hotel Group and will contain 173,000 square feet of newly built space. Omnibuild is in charge of the construction, and its banner is displayed over the building’s future entrance along West 28th Street.

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111 Varick Street’s Geometric Façade Reaches Roof Parapet in Hudson Square

The unique dark-colored curtain wall of 111 Varick Street has reached the roof parapet of the topped-out 27-story Hudson Square building. Designed by S9 Architecture and developed by Madigan Development, the ground-up residential project is located at the northern corner of Varick Street and Broome Street. CM & Associates is in charge of the construction process.

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