Residential

Thomas Heatherwick’s Sculptural Windows Going Up at 515 West 18th Street, in Chelsea

The first sculptural glass panels on Thomas Heatherwick’s premiere residential project at 515 West 18th Street are starting to be installed. The glass and metal frames are rising on the western elevation of the shorter ten-story building, which has topped out along Tenth Avenue. Heatherwick’s pair of architecturally matching structures straddle the High Line and will be an interesting addition to the Chelsea neighborhood. The taller half of the complex is rising on the western edge of the elevated park and will soon stand 22 stories high. The site is being developed by Related Companies.

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YIMBY Tours the Residential Conversion of One Wall Street, in Financial District

YIMBY went on a hard hat tour of One Wall Street, a historic, 51-story Art Deco tower designed by Ralph Walker and completed in 1931. Formerly the headquarters of the Bank of New York and Irving Trust Company, the Financial District icon is currently undergoing a $1.5 billion residential conversion and expansion. A five-story addition is underway and being constructed above the adjoining mid-century annex. SLCE Architects is serving the architect of record while Harry Macklowe of Macklowe Properties is the developer. CORE is handling sales and marketing of the planned 566 housing units.

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Construction Resumes at 540 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn

Work has resumed on 540 Fulton Street, a 511-foot-tall, 42-story, mixed-use skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn. Construction had been suspended since February, when stop work orders were issued due to alleged safety concerns at the site. The mixed-use residential project is being designed by Marvel Architects and developed by Jenel Management. The reinforced concrete tower will yield about 330,000 square feet, with nearly 96,600 square feet to be allocated to commercial space on the lower floors. The remainder will be reserved for residences and measure about 236,900 square feet.

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Proposed alterations at 5 West 16th Street - Francesca Russo Architect

Proposals Submitted for Façade Alterations at 5 West 16th Street, Near Union Square

Proposals from the Francesca Russo Architect design team reveal plans to modernize exterior elements of an aging Greek Revival-style building at 5 West 16th Street. Located near Union Square Park, the building was originally completed in 1846 as a private residence. The home was later designated an official city landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in June 1986.

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