40 Bleecker Street‘s detailed curtain wall is finally being unveiled from behind the black netting and scaffolding. The rounded glass and brick corners and subtle appointments between the floor-to ceiling windows can now be appreciated from street level. The façade consists of large windows vertically grouped in two-story pairs among a tight narrow grid across the wide western elevation facing Mulberry Street and the shorter northern profile along Bleecker Street. The 12-story residential building in NoHo is designed by Rawlings Architects and developed by Broad Street Development, and will include a total of 61 one- to five-bedroom units.
Developers and city officials recently celebrated the commencement of construction at Peninsula, a five-acre mixed-use complex in The Bronx. Located in Hunts Point, the project includes a complete transformation and conversion of the defunct Spofford Juvenile Detention Center.
COOKFOX Architect’s 24-story Flatiron District project at 39 West 23rd Street is now topped out. Wedged in the middle of one of Manhattan’s busiest thoroughfares between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, the reinforced concrete structure features a cantilever on the eastern elevation above its adjacent low-rise neighbor. Anbau Enterprises is the developer of the residential building, which actually consists of two superstructures separated by an internal courtyard.
Renovation work is progressing on the Watermark at Brooklyn Heights at 21 Clark Street. Developed in collaboration by Watermark Retirement Communities and Kayne Anderson Real Estate, the project will debut as senior housing with 275 newly renovated residences. Located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, the 16-story, 310,000-square-foot property was originally constructed in 1928 as the Leverich Towers Hotel. In 1975, Watchtower purchased the property as housing for its local Jehovah Witness volunteer force and began to restore the intricate architectural features that defined the building.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 145 Frost Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located between Manhattan Avenue and Graham Avenue, the lot is five blocks north of the Graham Avenue subway station, serviced by the L train. Vanessa Yee-Chan of Manica Realty is listed as the owner behind the applications.