Work has still yet to finish on the amorphous mirrored “bean” sculpture at the base of 56 Leonard Street, an 821-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Tribeca. The art piece, which sits partially complete between the sidewalk and the cantilevering ceiling of the ground floor by the intersection of Church and Leonard Streets, is the work of Anish Kapoor, the creator of Chicago’s chrome steel-plated Cloud Gate and the ArcelorMittal Orbit from the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Herzog & de Meuron and Hill West Architects are the designers of the tower, one of the tallest structures in Lower Manhattan.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 1641 Andrews Avenue, a five-story residential development in Morris Heights, The Bronx. Built in 1925 and most recently renovated in 2016, the 55,750-square-foot building yields 61 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 21 units for residents at 120 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $28,663 to $180,120.
Work is nearing completion on No. 33 Park Row, aka Pearl on the Park, a 331-foot-tall residential building in the Civic Center section of the Financial District. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Sir Richard Rogers and Graham Stirk of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and developed by Centurion Real Estate Partners and Urban Muse, the 23-story reinforced concrete structure is one of several new projects transforming Park Row, which historically gave rise to New York’s first skyscrapers like the New York Tribune Building and the World Building in the late 1800s. No. 33 Park Row sits directly across from City Hall Park and is expected to yield 95,000 square feet and 30 homes, ranging from one- to five-bedroom units and penthouses, many with private outdoor spaces spanning floors six through 23. Sales launch next month and Compass Development Marketing Group is the exclusive marketing and sales agent for the property.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved proposals to renovate and redevelop a portion of the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Building. Located in the Garment District at 330 West 42nd Street, the property was originally constructed in 1931 and is considered a landmarked example of Art Deco design in the built environment.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 28 Christopher Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Christopher Avenue, the corner lot is within walking distance of the Broadway Junction subway station, serviced by the A, C, J, L, and Z trains. Leo Klein under the 103 Liberty LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.