Once the site of the electronic and music store J&R, 25 Park Row has risen tremendously quick above City Hall Park and the Lower Manhattan skyline in the past year alone. Excavation and foundation work only began in 2017, but the halfway mark for construction was reached in early August. Since then, a new rendering of the 49-story and 665-foot residential skyscraper has been revealed, and work has progressed to the final upper floors directly below the extruded crown that tops the building.
With the Hudson Yards and Manhattan West mega developments in Midtown dominating the news, it is easy to forget one sizable project just a block away. Hudson Commons is a major transformation of an eight-story warehouse built in 1962. An additional 17 floors will be added atop the black masonry-clad tower, bringing 700,000 square feet of new office space to the neighborhood. Cove Property and Baupost Group are responsible for the development.
A stalled hotel project at 105 North 13th Street in Greenpoint may now be redeveloped for retail, office, and industrial use, as revealed in recent filings with the Department of City Planning.
Permits for 272 Jefferson Street were first covered in November of 2015, and approved in May of 2016. Now, the architects have released a rendering for what’s to come for the four-story Bushwick condominium building. Stat Architecture is responsible for the design. The site is two blocks away from the Maria Hernandez Park, and three blocks is the Jefferson Street subway station, serviced by the L trains.
Permits have been filed for a six-story hotel at 40-30 23rd Street in Long Island City, Queens. The site is not far from the action in the neighborhood, being just three blocks away from the 21st Street subway station, serviced by the F trains, and five blocks away is the Queensboro Plaza subway station, serviced by the 7, N, and W trains. Rong Dong is listed as behind the applications.