One World Trade Center, which is planned to open next year, is now officially considered the tallest building in the western hemisphere, while its sister building, 4 World Trade Center, will actually be the first to open its doors tomorrow.
Rose Associates, who is spearheading the conversion of 70 Pine Street from a once abandoned office building into luxury residential apartments, is planning to have the exclusive downtown property ready for residents by October 14th and for rentals by next summer.
It appears the soon-to-be opened World Trade Center has ruffled the feathers of one particular out-of-town visitor. Yesterday, the famously elusive and anonymous “Banksy” posted an op-ed in which he hit out at the new World Trade Center, describing it as a “non-event” and “something they would build in Canada.”
Trinity Church reveals plans to redevelop its ministry offices right behind the church and top them with a 25-story condo tower.
The mixed-use tower would replace the 90-year-old buildings located at 68–74 Trinity Place. The church has been presented two designs, from two different architecture firms—Cook Fox and Pelli Clarke Pelli, DNAInfo reports.
We could write a whole blog just about Russell Simmons’ penthouse. It’s located at 114 Liberty Street and has been on and off the market for what seems like an eternity in a desperate search for a buyer. The highlight of the apartment saga was when Sean Combs, known as Diddy, actually contracted to buy the pad over 10 years ago.
William Beaver House, located at 15 William Street, is undergoing major changes. First, Rose Associates, the building’s property manager and leasing agent, will no longer continue representing the building. According to The Real Deal, the leasing responsibility has been taken over by Matthew Van Damm of Town Residential, while Cooper Square Realty will assume management of the property.
Good news for all 2 Gold Street tenants. The management of the building has updated its schedule for the re-opening and says that the building will be ready to be re-occupied on or before February 15, 2003. That’s exactly two weeks earlier than planned, provided that the Department of Buildings gives it a green sticker.
A parking garage in lower Manhattan locked its doors without warning just before Hurricane Sandy hit, preventing customers from retrieving their cars and fleeing. A class action lawsuit for unspecified damages is now underway against the garage.
A flood of lawsuits is rising against condo buildings in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. After the luxury condominium tower One57 was sued last week, residents now are suing 2 Gold Street, 201 Pearl Street and the Greenwich Club Residences.
Hurricane Sandy, the most devastating storm in history to hit Manhattan, and the largest Atlantic hurricane in diameter on record caused flooding, destruction, burned homes and deaths in New York. We received incredible pictures, taken a few hours after the storm hit New York. The pictures show floating cars, flooded construction sites, the dangling One57 crane, chaotic scenes around Con Edison, flooded tunnels, crushed cars hit by trees and flooded buildings.