Pier 40 concept envisions an offshore apartment complex in Chelsea that allows for sea-level rise

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8f/8fady2wz23je4nth.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Local multidisciplinary creative firm DFA has come up with a concept for the rehabilitation of Chelsea's rapidly disintegrating Pier 40 that would provide housing and other services but would also adapt to the predicted rising sea levels of future NYC. The future-proof housing, commercial, and recreation complex would rise from the Hudson River and be able to remain above water in the event of rising sea levels while addressing the city&rsquo;s dire need for affordable housing.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3x/3xhsigi92bnx5s4d.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1500"><figcaption>Renderings courtesy of DFA</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4vtmg2snq2tcevn.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1500"><figcaption>Renderings courtesy of DFA</figcaption></figure>           

Passing $2B in sales, 432 Park becomes highest selling building in NYC ever

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fy/fy5nwlhne80p31e9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>CIM Group and Macklowe Properties announced on Wednesday that the world&rsquo;s tallest residential building just broke another record: the single best-selling building in New York City. According to the developers, they have sold $2 billion in luxury condominiums at 432 Park Avenue, a 1,396-foot tower designed by renowned architect Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly. The building&rsquo;s most significant closings include 48 residences selling for more than $20 million each.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">

Statue of Liberty Museum tops off construction ahead of 2019 opening

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j9/j9jot9aa1oq958pk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j9/j9jot9aa1oq958pk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j9/j9jot9aa1oq958pk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j9/j9jot9aa1oq958pk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Yesterday morning construction topped off at the Statue of Liberty Museum, a brand new $70 million building on Liberty Island designed by FXFOWLE and ESI Design, marking a milestone before the 2019 opening. Diane von Furstenberg, who is still working to raise money for the museum, and Stephen Briganti, president of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, signed their names on the beam symbolically hoisted to the top of the structure.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b6/b6jwnffaztjmpt13.png?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028"><figcaption>Rendering via FXFOWLE</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b3k4fiiwcvfj627s.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028"><figcaption>Photo from topping off ceremony by Emily Nonko for 6sqft</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s4/s40xv7tcqg8xtaza.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028"><figcaption>Photo from topping off ceremony by Emily Nonko for 6sqft</figcaption></figure>          

Frank Lloyd Wright’s upstate mushroom-shaped house asks $1.5M

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0zej8qvdpzizcwsh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0zej8qvdpzizcwsh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0zej8qvdpzizcwsh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0zej8qvdpzizcwsh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />In&nbsp;Pleasantville, New York is a 1947 Usonian community of 50 houses that blend in with their surrounding landscape. All were approved by Frank Lloyd Wright, but three were built by the architect himself, the Sol Friedman House being one. Famous for its mushroom-shaped roofs and carport, the incredible home is <a href="https://www.6sqft.com/frank-lloyd-wrights-mushroom-shaped-house-in-pleasantvilles-historic-usonia-asks-1-5m/" rel="nofollow" >now for sale asking $1.5 million</a>.
courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence
courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence
courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

Bjarke Ingels to design WeWork’s new entrepreneurial elementary school

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7oumgb8ks87xsoc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7oumgb8ks87xsoc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7oumgb8ks87xsoc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7oumgb8ks87xsoc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>WeWork has plans to launch a private elementary school for &ldquo;conscious entrepreneurship&rdquo; called WeGrow in a New York City location next year. The company has even tapped Danish architect du jour Bjarke Ingels to design the first school, dubbed &ldquo;WeGrow," which will likely be within their new Fifth Avenue headquarters. &ldquo;In my book, there&rsquo;s no reason why children in elementary schools can&rsquo;t be launching their own businesses,&rdquo;  said co-founder Rebekah Neumann.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ba/ba5kuhpdiu210trb.jpg"><figcaption>Rendering by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Source: WeWork</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c3/c3bn7ykhdsfmbajp.jpg"><figcaption>Rendering by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Source: WeWork</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/na/na51uc9swdu4eb2f.jpg"><figcaption>Rendering by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Source: WeWork</figcaption></figure>         

Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th Street reveals full suite of amenity renderings

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4mrto0rn4nj3bjz6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4mrto0rn4nj3bjz6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4mrto0rn4nj3bjz6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4mrto0rn4nj3bjz6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Closings commenced at the late Zaha Hadid&lsquo;s futurist 520 West 28th Street at the end of June. According to a press release from developer Related, now that move-ins are underway, the architects have revealed the fully amenitized interiors, which include one of the world&rsquo;s first private IMAX theaters, a 75-foot sky-lit lap pool, a High Line-adjacent terrace and landscaped courtyard, and a fitness center complete with a 24-hour juice bar and plunge pool.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yt/ytil9juad2wucs44.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yt/ytil9juad2wucs44.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>renderings &copy; Scott Frances</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dp/dplppfjg4lcc9den.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dp/dplppfjg4lcc9den.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>renderings &copy; Scott Frances</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vx/vxgfqecqlg15r0sn.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vx/vxgfqecqlg15r0sn.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>renderings &copy; Scott Frances</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uw/uw9x9fez8oxjf023.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uw/uw9x9fez8oxjf023.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>renderings &copy; Scott Frances</figcaption></figure>           

REVEALED: Morris Adjmi’s Gothic-inspired condo tower coming to Nomad

The site formerly held the ornate Romanesque Revival parish house of the Madison Avenue Baptist Church, which, to the dismay of preservationists, was demolished in 2015 by Elkstein Development Group. However, Adjmi, known for his contextual sensitivity, will reference the church’s Gothic details, with six hefty columns that emphasize its 469-foot height and assume a diagrid pattern on the upper floors resembling the barrel-vaulted ceilings of a cathedral.



The latest in a slew of new residential developments in Nomad, Morris Adjmi's 30 East 31st Street will rise 40 stories and boast only 41 "ultra-luxury" condos, pointing to the fact that most units will be full-floor.

Moscow-based Meganom reveals designs for 1,001-foot skinny supertall in Nomad

According to the architects, “The form of the skyscraper is inspired by a unique structural system that separates the building’s functioning core from its living spaces, creating expansive, unobstructed, column-free and [customizable] full-floor residences – an inventive design solution unprecedented in a New York high-rise.”



For their first U.S. project, Moscow-based architecture firm Meganom has designed a 1,001-foot-tall skinny supertall at 262 Fifth Avenue in Nomad. When complete, the residential tower will be the tallest building between the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center, and it will boast a striking top-floor observation deck and a slew of sustainable elements. 

REVEALED: David Adjaye’s Wall Street Tower, his first skyscraper in NYC

When it opens in 2019, the building is expected to be one of the tallest in the neighborhood. Views from the skyscraper include the Statue of Liberty, the Woolworth Building, City Hall Park and the East River. The condos will range from $630,000 studios to $4.7 million four-bedrooms.



Three years ago, starchitect David Adjaye completed his first project in NYC, an affordable housing complex in Harlem called the Sugar Hill Development. Now that he's garnered international fame for his National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC, Adjaye is coming back to the big apple to build his first skyscraper in the city-- a 61-story, 750-foot-tall condominium condo in the Financial District. Known as the Wall Street Tower, it appears as a gold prism against rigid rows of arched windows.

New renderings of Hudson Yards’ retail and restaurant spaces

Kenneth A. Himmel, president of Related’s mixed-use division Related Urban, said in a statement, “Exceptional dining experiences are extremely important in curating not only the restaurant collection, but the new neighborhood we are creating, and we are thrilled with the caliber of chefs and restaurateurs that will be coming to Hudson Yards. These chefs and restaurateurs represent the most creative and visionary leaders both in this industry and around the world.”



Yesterday, developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group announced that celebrity chef José Andrés would bring a 35,000-square-foot food hall to Hudson Yards. Fresh off the news, they've also released a slew of new renderings of the mega-development's retail and restaurant spaces, which include a big new restaurant from David Chang and the massive Neiman Marcus store set to anchor the project. 

First look at Domino Sugar Factory’s 11-acre park and waterfront esplanade

James Corner Field Operations will preserve 21 Raw Sugar Warehouse columns, nearly 600 feet of crane tracks, and 30 industrial artifacts, including 36-foot-tall syrup tanks that were used in the refining process, mooring bollards, and bucket elevators–not dissimilar from their efforts at the High Line.



Two Trees Management has revealed new details and renderings of the 11-acre park that will anchor their Williamsburg mega-development at the Domino Sugar Factory site. Domino Park, which will open in the summer of 2018, will have a new waterfront esplanade, six acres of parkland, and a wealth of preserved artifact. 

Hyperloop One plan would take travelers from NYC to D.C. in 20 minutes

Passengers and cargo are loaded into a pod which gradually accelerates with electric propulsions through a low-pressure tube. Then, the pod lifts above the track using magnetic levitation and moves at airline speeds. This would connect 80 percent of the country, making a cross-country trip just about five hours long.



Hyperloop One–whose transportation concept was first proposed by Elon Musk–has revealed a plan that would take travelers from NYC to D.C. in just 20 minutes via magnetically levitating pods that move by electric propulsion and travel faster than 700 miles per hour.

1970s Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater lookalike asks $3.5M in Greenwich, CT

This remarkable custom-built, privately commissioned modern house with its cantilevered design, walls of windows, hand-cut Tennessee limestone walls, rock gardens and rooftop terraces can actually be yours, right now, for $3.5 million.



It's safe to say local architect Dimitri Bulazel was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Fallingwater house when designing this Greenwich, Connecticut home in the 1970s. Like Wright's 1935 architectural masterpiece, it has a cantilevered design set in the woods and incorporates aspects of the outdoors throughout the interior.  

World Trade Center Performing Arts Center may be delayed again

After 9/11, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gave $3 billion in grants to the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. to redevelop lower Manhattan. A portion of what remains is the $100 million that was to go towards the Performing Arts Center, but those involved in the project worry that disputes between LMDC and the Port Authority, who controls the land on which the Center will be built, are giving the impression that the work to revitalize the area is complete.



After nearly 13 years of delays, the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (PACWTC) is facing yet another setback due to unresolved issues between the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Port Authority, which could ultimately cost the $243 million project, more than $100 million in federal funding.

World Trade Center Performing Arts Center may be delayed again

After 9/11, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gave $3 billion in grants to the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. to redevelop lower Manhattan. A portion of what remains is the $100 million that was to go towards the Performing Arts Center, but those involved in the project worry that disputes between LMDC and the Port Authority, who controls the land on which the Center will be built, are giving the impression that the work to revitalize the area is complete.



After nearly 13 years of delays, the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (PACWTC) is facing yet another setback due to unresolved issues between the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Port Authority, which could ultimately cost the $243 million project, more than $100 million in federal funding.

Judge once again stops work at Pier 55 over environmental concerns

Judge Lorna G. Schofield agreed with the group’s claim that the Army Corps of Engineers had not conducted a sufficient environmental review on how the 2.4-acre park would affect fish and wildlife. She ordered that work stop at the site and called for a review of alternatives for building along Hudson River Park, a maritime sanctuary.



It's been nearly two years since the City Club of New York first slapped Pier 55, Barry Diller's $200 million offshore park, with a lawsuit. And despite construction starting over the summer, a judge has once again ordered work to stop at the site.

NYPL’s Stunning Rose Main Reading Room to Open After Two-Year Renovation

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PHOTOS: After two-year renovation, NYPL’s historic Rose Main Reading Room will reopen on October 5th

The $12 million project, managed by Tishman Construction Corporation, came about in May 2014 when an ornamental plaster rosette fell 52 feet from the Reading Room’s ceiling. In addition to recreating and replacing this piece, all 900 rosettes in both rooms were reinforced with steel cables. Other work included the recreation of a 27′ x 33′ James Wall Finn mural on the ceiling of the Catalog Room and the restoration of the chandeliers.



After a two-year restoration, the New York Public Library's historic Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room will reopen to the public ahead of schedule on Wednesday, October 5th. To mark the occasion, the NYPL has released a series of incredible before-and-after photos. 

Revealed: LEESER Architecture’s 80-Story Supertall at Downtown Brooklyn Macy’s Site

A 910-foot, 80-story tower is set to rise atop the 1865 Macy’s building, along with two glassy 390-foot high rises for the garage site. The 1.2 million-square-foot main tower would have 230 condos and 468 rentals, while the towers to the east would have 248 condos, 308 rentals, 200,000 square feet of retail space, and a public plaza.



When developer Tishman Speyer inked a $170 million deal with Macy's Downtown Brooklyn in January, it was speculated that a supertall, mixed-use tower may rise on the adjacent parking garage site. It's now been confirmed that suspicions were correct, as architecture firm LEESER has revealed flashy new renderings of what will rise on the site. 

World Trade Center Performing Arts Complex Gets $75M Gift From Billionaire Ronald Perelman

Perelman recently stepped down as Chairman of Carnegie Hall after butting heads with staff and other board members and pushing for the institution to present more pop music. He hopes to fulfill this at the World Trade Center, stating, “I would hope it is the first venue of choice for the Bruce Springsteens and the Bon Jovis and the Yo-Yo Mas and the Lang Langs, and at the same time it’s a place where we could have produced a “Hamilton” project or where we could produce a new ballet.”



After being stalled for 12 years, the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (PACWTC) is moving forward thanks to a $75 million gift from billionaire businessman and philanthropist Ronald O. Perelman. Brooklyn-based studio REX will design the complex, which will cost a total of $240 million and become the permanent home for the Tribeca Film Festival.