Work is complete on Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza in the Financial District, and the newly built park is now open to the public. Designed by landscape architect George Vellonakis, the project involved the reconfiguration of streets to create a more pedestrian-friendly plaza, and is named in honor of the late Downtown Alliance president Elizabeth Berger. The green space is bound by Greenwich Street to the west, Edgar Street to the north, and Trinity Place to the east.
Renderings from SHoP Architects reveal One45, a proposed mixed-use development that will house the new Museum of Civil Rights, income restricted housing, and unspecified community facilities. The development site comprises a five-lot assemblage in West Harlem between 144th and 145th Streets, Lenox Avenue, and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard. Elevation diagrams for the proposed buildings reveal an 85-foot-tall base with two towers, each rising to a height of approximately 363 feet. Roof mechanicals account for an additional 30 vertical feet.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 2494 Amsterdam Avenue, a four-story residential building in Washington Heights, Manhattan. The 51,610-square-foot development was designed by Eyal Levitt Architect and yields 15 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are three units for residents at 60 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $27,600 to $64,440.
Construction has begun on the new superstructure for 1568 Broadway, a 470-foot-tall hotel in Times Square. Designed by PBDW Architects, Mancini Duffy, and Perkins Eastman and developed by L&L Holding Company, Maefield Development, and Fortress Investment Group, the project involved the partial demolition of the former DoubleTree Suites by Hilton to make way for the new 550,000-square-foot tower, which will be dubbed TSX Broadway. The overhaul also includes the raising of Kirchoff & Rose’s 108-year-old Palace Theater by 30 feet to make room for ground-floor retail space. The site is located at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 47th Street to the east of the red TKTS stairs, and is slated to cost $2.5 billion.
The historic Tin Building at South Street Seaport will soon be home to the largest construction-grade glass media wall in the world. Designed by ANC, an experiential design company, the wall will enclose more than 1,100 square feet of space surrounding the building’s escalators.