David Adjaye reveals interiors for luxury FiDi condo, his first NYC tower

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/ad2661e385d628c74018c86db92c28c6.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />With&nbsp;construction officially underway&nbsp;and&nbsp;sales&nbsp;launching&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150041508/david-adjaye-s-800-foot-hand-cast-concrete-condo-tower-in-ny-s-financial-district-revealed" rel="nofollow" >130 William Street</a>&nbsp;later this month, it&rsquo;s time to take a closer look inside the 800-foot skyscraper designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/adjayeassociates" rel="nofollow" >David Adjaye</a>.&nbsp;Interiors at the 66-story Financial District condo tower contain luxurious finishes made of materials sourced from all over the world.&nbsp;Each of the 244 residences, which range from studio to four-bedroom units, will feature oversized arch windows and wide-plank white oak flooring.</p><figure><img src="https://imgs.6sqft.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/19110729/130-William-4.jpeg"><figcaption>Rendering via Binyan</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;In defining the design for 130 William, I not only sought to celebrate New York City&rsquo;s heritage of masonry architecture, referencing the historical architecture once pervasive upon one of the city&rsquo;s earliest streets,&rdquo; Adjaye said. &ldquo;However, and more importantly, 130 William has been crafted to focus on the new possibilities of urban, vertical living.&rdquo;
Rendering via Binyan
Adjaye custom-designed the hardware and fixtures, including faucets, showerheads, and door handles, with a burnished bronze finish thro...

Amazing aerial photos show One Vanderbilt’s ascent

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/97/976a3c9552098b67619e184f858f4bbe.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Construction of SL Green&rsquo;s supertall&nbsp;One Vanderbilt&nbsp;continues to&nbsp;push forward,&nbsp;with the steel erection on the 16th floor now complete. By the end of the year, the developer expects to reach the 30th floor of the <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/776/kohn-pedersen-fox-associates" rel="nofollow" >Kohn Pedersen Fox</a>-designed, 1,401-foot skyscraper, which will&nbsp;become the city&rsquo;s second tallest skyscraper when completed in 2020. A fresh set of aerial photos of the tower provide a&nbsp;new perspective of the surrounding buildings, including neighboring Grand Central Terminal. And&nbsp;with&nbsp;even more sky-high news, SL Green reportedly&nbsp;<a href="https://therealdeal.com/2018/06/05/one-vanderbilt-to-1-wtc-my-views-5-nicer-than-yours/" rel="nofollow" >announced</a>&nbsp;that tickets to One Vanderbilt&rsquo;s 1,000-foot observatory will cost about $39, or $5 more than that&nbsp;of One WTC.</p><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c9/c9a54840c3fb2fd25cfedc61c40e3ac5.jpeg"><figcaption>Photo by Max Touhey</figcaption></figure><p>KPF has designed an outdoor observation deck for One Vanderbilt that&nbsp;will reach 1,100 feet,&nbsp;which would tie its height with the&nbsp;observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.6sqft.com/one-vanderbilts-outdoor-observation-deck-may-tie-for-highest-in-nyc/" rel="nofollow" >as 6sqft reported last fall</a>. Designs show that the glass of the deck appears to be different in color than the rest of the <!--more--> because of&nbsp;possible usage...</p>            

Fresh renderings for One Beekman, Richard Rogers’ first residential building in the U.S.

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fj/fjsyrl3dpauhjet2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>New renderings have been unveiled for&nbsp;One Beekman, a&nbsp;mixed-use&nbsp;development designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/3917/richard-rogers" rel="nofollow" >Richard Rogers</a>, and it has nearly reached its 25-story pinnacle in the Financial District. As the&nbsp;firm&rsquo;s first residential project in the United States,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/55220775/rogers-stirk-harbour-partners" rel="nofollow" >Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners</a>&nbsp;have designed&nbsp;a&nbsp;tower that provides&nbsp;every single apartment with views of&nbsp;City Hall Park&nbsp;by shifting the circulation core to the south, according to the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/10/realestate/a-new-25-story-tower-on-city-hall-park.html" rel="nofollow" >New York Times</a>. The front of the building is open with oversized windows, allowing for half of the 31 total condo units to have outdoor terraces overlooking the park.</p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dv/dvwkh7w0flmo29ue.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dv/dvwkh7w0flmo29ue.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>The 95,000-square-foot development at 1 Beekman Street, nicknamed the &ldquo;Pearl on the Park,&rdquo; boasts a glassy facade and will feature a glazing system at its base for a more transparent look into the building&rsquo;s lobby and retail stores.</p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ee/ees48l0227m9fcn0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ee/ees48l0227m9fcn0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>According to&nbsp;<a href="http://urbanmuse.us/portfolio/beekman" rel="nofollow" >Urban Muse</a>, RSH+P used materials that &ldquo;express their natural characteristics&ndash;and convey the inherent warmth and texture appropriate to residential dwellings.&rdquo; The...</p>         

Thomas Heatherwick designs two bubbled condo towers for Related’s High Line-straddling site

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/96/96rfj5g5o12i3c5h.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/96/96rfj5g5o12i3c5h.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/96/96rfj5g5o12i3c5h.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/96/96rfj5g5o12i3c5h.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/354290/thomas-heatherwick" rel="nofollow" >Thomas Heatherwick</a>&nbsp;plans to bring more eccentricity to Manhattan&rsquo;s west side with two condo towers covered in a bubbled facade and&nbsp;bisected by the High Line, as&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cityrealty.com/nyc/market-insight/features/future-nyc/thomas-heatherwick-designs-bubble-wrapped-condos-saddle-up-next-high-line/15223" rel="nofollow" >CityRealty</a>&nbsp;reported on Wednesday. The straddling pair at 515 West 18th Street, currently known as the Hudson Residences in conjunction with another tower planned on West 22nd Street, will contain 181 condos split between a 10-floor east tower and a 22-floor west tower. The development spans 425,000 square feet and will include 17,000 square feet of retail and gallery space, as well as 175 parking spots.
The project’s developer, Related Companies, first purchased the site in 2014 for a then-record of $205 million. Executive architects SLCE filed construction permits in late 2016, which are now approved. The buildings anchor the western side of Tenth Avenue between 18th and 20th Street in Chelsea.
Related plans to build to the maximum allowable floor area, nearly bursting its Continue reading "Thomas Heatherwick designs two bubbled condo towers for Related’s High Line-straddling site"

Thomas Heatherwick’s 150-foot, climbable Vessel tops out in Hudson Yards

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k5/k56mnpnl9nda7crj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k5/k56mnpnl9nda7crj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k5/k56mnpnl9nda7crj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k5/k56mnpnl9nda7crj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />The&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/811942/vessel" rel="nofollow" >Vessel</a>, a 150-foot-tall climbable sculpture made of bronzed steel and concrete,&nbsp;topped out Wednesday, serving as the public centerpiece of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/53803/hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" >Hudson Yards</a>&nbsp;Public Square and Gardens. Designed by Heatherwick Studio, the $150 million interactive landmark includes 154 interconnecting flights of stairs,&nbsp;nearly 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings. The&nbsp;idea for the project stems from Related Companies&rsquo; chairman, Stephen Ross, who called it &ldquo;New York&rsquo;s Eiffel Tower.&rdquo; According to&nbsp;<a href="https://newyorkyimby.com/2017/12/thomas-heatherwicks-vessel-tops-out-in-hudson-yards.html" rel="nofollow" >YIMBY</a>, the final piece of the 600-ton&nbsp;structure will be installed&nbsp;today, nearly eight months after&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150032275/thomas-heatherwick-s-150-foot-climbable-vessel-hits-halfway-mark-at-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" >construction began</a>.

Snøhetta reveals ‘excavated’ bronze tower that will be the Upper West Side’s tallest

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68bhbupjennb4fmx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68bhbupjennb4fmx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68bhbupjennb4fmx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68bhbupjennb4fmx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="https://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" >Sn&oslash;hetta</a>'s&nbsp;design for a 775-foot tall condominium tower at 50 West 66th Street calls for a series of sculptural excavations,&nbsp;with several slices up the structure and narrowing upward from its base. According to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.wallpaper.com/architecture/snohetta-manhattan-50-West-66th-Street#qx3uEYEtocHdRwmb.99" rel="nofollow" >Wallpaper</a>, the Upper West Side tower developed by Extell Development will feature textured limestone, glass storefronts and bronze details. As the building tightens in size, the tall windows with bronzed frames will be set into the stone facades. On the tower&rsquo;s 16th floor, the firm is planning a stepped outdoor terrace to serve as a shared amenity space,&nbsp;as well as sweeping views of the Hudson River and Central Park. Upon its completion, the 127-unit tower on 66th Street will be the tallest on the Upper West Side, passing by the&nbsp;668-foot tall tower&nbsp;proposed for 200 Amsterdam Avenue.
In February, Extell unveiled renderings of a new condo near Central Park West at 36 West 66th Street, for which Continue reading "Snøhetta reveals ‘excavated’ bronze tower that will be the Upper West Side’s tallest"

Snøhetta reveals ‘excavated’ bronze tower that will be the Upper West Side’s tallest

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68bhbupjennb4fmx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68bhbupjennb4fmx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68bhbupjennb4fmx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68bhbupjennb4fmx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="https://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" >Sn&oslash;hetta</a>'s&nbsp;design for a 775-foot tall condominium tower at 50 West 66th Street calls for a series of sculptural excavations,&nbsp;with several slices up the structure and narrowing upward from its base. According to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.wallpaper.com/architecture/snohetta-manhattan-50-West-66th-Street#qx3uEYEtocHdRwmb.99" rel="nofollow" >Wallpaper</a>, the Upper West Side tower developed by Extell Development will feature textured limestone, glass storefronts and bronze details. As the building tightens in size, the tall windows with bronzed frames will be set into the stone facades. On the tower&rsquo;s 16th floor, the firm is planning a stepped outdoor terrace to serve as a shared amenity space,&nbsp;as well as sweeping views of the Hudson River and Central Park. Upon its completion, the 127-unit tower on 66th Street will be the tallest on the Upper West Side, passing by the&nbsp;668-foot tall tower&nbsp;proposed for 200 Amsterdam Avenue.
In February, Extell unveiled renderings of a new condo near Central Park West at 36 West 66th Street, for which Continue reading "Snøhetta reveals ‘excavated’ bronze tower that will be the Upper West Side’s tallest"

Snøhetta reveals ‘excavated’ bronze tower that will be the Upper West Side’s tallest

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68bhbupjennb4fmx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68bhbupjennb4fmx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68bhbupjennb4fmx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68bhbupjennb4fmx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="https://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" >Sn&oslash;hetta</a>'s&nbsp;design for a 775-foot tall condominium tower at 50 West 66th Street calls for a series of sculptural excavations,&nbsp;with several slices up the structure and narrowing upward from its base. According to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.wallpaper.com/architecture/snohetta-manhattan-50-West-66th-Street#qx3uEYEtocHdRwmb.99" rel="nofollow" >Wallpaper</a>, the Upper West Side tower developed by Extell Development will feature textured limestone, glass storefronts and bronze details. As the building tightens in size, the tall windows with bronzed frames will be set into the stone facades. On the tower&rsquo;s 16th floor, the firm is planning a stepped outdoor terrace to serve as a shared amenity space,&nbsp;as well as sweeping views of the Hudson River and Central Park. Upon its completion, the 127-unit tower on 66th Street will be the tallest on the Upper West Side, passing by the&nbsp;668-foot tall tower&nbsp;proposed for 200 Amsterdam Avenue.
In February, Extell unveiled renderings of a new condo near Central Park West at 36 West 66th Street, for which Continue reading "Snøhetta reveals ‘excavated’ bronze tower that will be the Upper West Side’s tallest"

Anable Basin proposal envisions a massive mixed-use district along the Long Island City waterfront

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68d39auvtt400ggq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68d39auvtt400ggq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68d39auvtt400ggq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68d39auvtt400ggq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />The plastics company, Plaxall, announced on Tuesday a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.anablebasinlic.com/" rel="nofollow" >massive rezoning proposal</a>&nbsp;to allow for a mixed-use district in Anable Basin, the area surrounding a 149-year-old inlet located in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.6sqft.com/Neighborhoods/long-island-city/" rel="nofollow" >Long Island City</a>. Since founding the company more than 70 years ago, the Plaxall family has purchased and rehabilitated properties in the neighborhood and currently&nbsp;manages over one million square feet of space.&nbsp;Achieved through rezoning, the proposal calls for 335,000 square feet for industrial uses, 4,955 housing units with 25 percent of them affordable, a 700+ seat public school and a new, elevated promenade. If the rezoning is approved, construction is anticipated to begin in 2020 with a completion date in 2034, but no official timeline has been set.
The Anable Basin rezoning would cover about 14.7 acres, with Plaxall owning about 12.6 already. The district would be bordered by 45th Avenue and 44th Drive to the north, Vernon Boulevard Continue reading "Anable Basin proposal envisions a massive mixed-use district along the Long Island City waterfront"

3 Hudson Boulevard loses 100+ feet in new renderings

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uh/uhi4s878zsd24lb4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uh/uhi4s878zsd24lb4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uh/uhi4s878zsd24lb4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uh/uhi4s878zsd24lb4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />A revised proposal for the&nbsp;Moinian Group&rsquo;s&nbsp;supertall in Hudson Yards,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150022096/fxfowle-proposes-attaching-300-foot-spire-to-skyscraper-to-become-hudson-yards-tallest" rel="nofollow" >3 Hudson Boulevard</a>, calls for a slightly less-tall tower. A redesign from <a href="https://archinect.com/fxfowle" rel="nofollow" >FXFOWLE</a> now brings the total square footage to 2 million square feet from a previous 1.8 million and&nbsp;<strong>lowers its height to 940 feet tall from 1,050 feet</strong>. Instead of 63 floors, the tower will rise 53 floors in this new design. To match standards for today&rsquo;s modern office, the building will now feature larger floor plates, higher ceilings and a terrace on the eighth floor. As the&nbsp;<a href="http://nypost.com/2017/10/31/3-hudson-boulevard-is-getting-a-major-upgrade/" rel="nofollow" >New York Post&nbsp;</a>reported, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held this Friday with elected officials, celebrating the reboot.
The Moinian Group hopes the new design helps attract tenants to its office tower, as it has yet to sign a deal with an anchor tenant. Sources told the Post that the group may be looking at tenants interested in buying Continue reading "3 Hudson Boulevard loses 100+ feet in new renderings"