The seven-story Nordstrom flagship at the base of Central Park Tower, aka 217 West 57th Street, is finally open for business. Thursday, October 24 marked the official opening of the massive 320,000-square-foot store, its largest in New York. The main doors are located along West 57th Street underneath the wavy, transparent glass curtain wall. James Carpenter Design Associates is the designer for the store, collaborating with Nordstrom’s inhouse design team to work with architects, CallisonRTKL. Extell is the developer of the 1,550-foot-high Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed supertall. This is the first portion of the property that is finished.
The residential conversion of One Wall Street is continuing above the streets of the Financial District and is the largest office-to-condominium conversion project in New York City real estate history. Down at street level, work is moving along on the upcoming 44,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market that will open at the corner of Broadway and Exchange Place. The glass curtain wall addition protrudes from the mid-20th century annex of the property and will also include a Life Time fitness center on the second floor. SLCE Architects is the architect of record, and Macklowe Properties is the developer of the $1.5 billion project. CORE is handling sales and marketing of the planned 566 residential units above the new retail space.
COOKFOX will again present proposals to the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission to facilitate a transformative renovation of Terminal Warehouse in West Chelsea, Manhattan. The former warehouse building occupies an entire city block spanning Eleventh to Twelfth Avenues and 27th to 28th Streets. When renovations are complete, the property will debut as Central Stores, a mixed-use complex.
Full demolition permits have been filed for a couple of buildings at 1841 and 1845 Broadway on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Both sites are owned by Global Holdings Management Group, which filed building permits for a 24-story mixed-use building at the 1841 Broadway address last December.
Preparations are underway for the glass recladding of 1100 Avenue of the Americas, a 15-story office building located across from Bryant Park at the corner of West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue. Brookfield Properties is the current developer of the 386,190-square-foot structure, whose renovations include the replacement of its old reflective glass façade with a lighter, more transparent curtain wall on all sides. MdeAS Architects is the designer of the new envelope and the featured rendering. Once reopened, the structure will yield 357,940 square feet of commercial office space in addition to 11,239 square feet of ground-floor retail area. Aecom Tishman is the general contractor.