Construction is now complete on Beckford House and Beckford Tower, a pair of completed residential buildings in the Yorkville section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The 21-story, 215-foot-tall Beckford House at 301 East 81st Street (also addressed as 1562 Second Avenue) and the 31-story Beckford Tower at 301 East 80th Street are designed by Studio Sofield and SLCE Architects and developed by Icon Realty Management, with CM & Associates in charge of construction. The site is located along Second Avenue between East 80th and 81st Streets.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is now reviewing lighting and signage schemes at 95 Marginal Street in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport Historic District. Architectural renderings from Roman & Williams Buildings and Interiors offer a first look at how the building will enliven Pier 17 and contribute to the greater revitalization of the historic district.
A recently published Environmental Assessment Statement has revealed Halletts North, a 1-million-square-foot development at the waterfront edge of Astoria, Queens. If the required zoning amendments are approved, the building will house a mix of market-rate and income-restricted apartments, retail space, and a community facility. The scope of construction also includes 525 parking spaces and over 41,000 square feet of publicly accessible area.
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.
Work is progressing on the residential conversion and retail addition on the 90-year-old One Wall Street in the Financial District. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Macklowe Properties, the projected $1.5 billion undertaking is poised to be the largest office-to-condominium conversion in New York City history. When complete, the 654-foot-tall property will yield a total of 566 residential units with sales handled and marketed by Compass, as well as a 44,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market and a Life Time fitness center on the lower levels.