Articles on New Construction Condos

Trinity Church Enters the Residential Development Game

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Trinity Church was granted one of the highest-valued real estate deals in New York City some three hundred years ago by Britain’s Queen Anne giving the church 215 acres of land in downtown Manhattan.

The Top 5 Most Anticipated Residential Buildings in Lower Manhattan

The Cast Iron House, reimagined by Shigeru Ban, places two, white metal penthouses atop a cast iron building that’s exemplary of its Tribeca neighborhood.  Though the nuances between the two forms are distinct, the merging makes for a cohesive unit, with a proper synchronicity of rhythm in design.  Each of the penthouses makes use of a Vierendeel truss, which enables the glass walls on their bottom levels to free it to the open air, playing with the idea of living space, and smudging the demarcation between the interior with the terrace outside.

Lower Manhattan's Burst of Development

Lower Manhattan is planning on massive growth within the next few years, with more than 70 construction projects underway.  The most well-known project, The World Trade Center complex is set to widen the area as a public transportation terminal, with the completion of the Fulton Center, which despite stalls is slated to open in July, and will contain a retail space above the subway lines.  This would complement the reopening of the newer South Ferry Station, which still requires renovations consequent of Hurricane Sandy, as well as the new One World Trade Center, which would expand the current PATH station.  The new complex will also house the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

Back In the Game With: 56 Leonard

Construction workers in NYC are constructing a building that looks like it could break the guinness world record for world’s largest jenga tower. 56 Leonard, one of the priciest condominium buildings in Tribeca, is finally continuing construction. After seeing the rendering of this project, the real time version brings the future-esque drawing into reality and gives us something to physically feast our eyes upon.

Manhattan’s Newest Condos: Need To Know Facts

Manhattan's Newest Luxury Condos - Need to Know Facts

After the past few years of tight inventory and very few new buildings hitting the market, we saw a small respite in 2013. While available inventory still hasn't hit pre-recession levels, there are a lot of new luxury condo’s on the market, and we have the facts that you need to know.

Demolition of 5Pointz Temporarily Suspended

5Pointz Long Island City

We thought it was over for Long Island City’s 5Pointz when New York’s City Council approved plans for the demolition of the so-called “Graffiti Mecca.” However, a recent lawsuit filed by a lawyer representing the artists resulted in a federal judge granting a 10-day restraining order to the group. This last-ditch effort is halting any construction on the site until at least October 28th.

Simply Irresistible: Long Island City Attracting Manhattan Developers

Long Island City from Manhattan

And the next stop on the lucrative New York City real estate rocket train—which is shooting at extraordinary speeds down the tracks of development—is… Long Island City!

Long Island City: Once Gritty City now Sitting Pretty

Long Island City New Construction Condos

Long Island City, though technically a part of Queens, is often seen today as an extension of Midtown Manhattan or North Brooklyn. A boom in new construction has resulted in the once industrial neighborhood to transform into a residential community with luxury condos, as well as a world-class art and cultural center of New York City.