FXCollaborative

Architecture, Construction Update, Downtown Brooklyn

Rendering by DBOX

Brooklyn just keeps getting bigger. In April, the borough’s tallest tower, the condo tower Brooklyn Point, topped out at 720 feet. Now, Brooklyn’s tallest office tower has also reached its full 495-foot height. One Willoughby Square (or 1WSQ as it’s now being called) is expected to open at the end of 2020, at which time its architect, FXCollaborative, will also become the anchor tenant. The 34-story building will contain 500,000 square feet of office space; all of the floor plans are column-free and many floors have private outdoor terraces.

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affordable housing, Harlem, New Developments, Policy

la hermosa, harlem, central park north

Rendering by FXCollaborative

A Harlem church looking to rezone part of Central Park North revealed plans this week to incorporate a music school and cultural center to its proposal for a 33-story residential tower. During a City Planning Commission hearing on Wednesday, La Hermosa Christian Church and FXCollaborative presented their design for the apartment building and the three-story community facility space. Congregants and church officials say the building at 5 West 110th Street is deteriorating, with many of its spaces unusable and inaccessible. “The project that we’re proposing means the survival of our church,” La Hermosa Pastor Dan Feliciano told the commissioners.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Rendering of 626 Bergen via FXCollaborative

A new housing development in the Bronx launched a lottery this week for 63 studio apartments. Located in the South Bronx, the La Central complex will include five buildings with 992 units of mixed-income housing, a new 50,000-square-foot YMCA, a television studio, landscaped courtyard, and a skate park. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income (AMI) can apply for the $650/month studios.

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Featured Story

Design, Events, Features, Museums

statue of liberty, statue of liberty museum, nyc museum

The Statue of Liberty is a universally recognized structure and symbol. But do most people know the story of its creation? Opening this Thursday, the new Statue of Liberty Museum aims to educate visitors about the history and legacy of the statue through immersive gallery spaces and artifacts. During a press preview last week, 6sqft toured the 26,000-square-foot museum and its landscaped roof, located on Liberty Island across from Lady Liberty herself.

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condos, Cool Listings, Financial District, New Developments

Renderings courtesy of Binyan Studios

Sales at Trinity Place Holding’s new condominium tower at 77 Greenwich Street have officially launched, and a new batch of renderings are offering us a look inside the elegant residences. Designed by FXCollaborative, the 42-story high-rise will comprise 90 residential units on top of a new public elementary school. Though it hasn’t topped out yet, the finished building will hit 500 feet in height. The residences begin on the 15th floor and will feature sprawling river views with prices starting at $1,780,000 for a one-bedroom unit.

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Harlem, New Developments, Policy

View of the proposed new tower, looking north from 5th Avenue and 108th Street

A church has filed an application with New York City to rezone a strip of Central Park North in order to make way for a new mixed-use tower. La Hermosa Christian Church is seeking zoning changes to all or part of at least five lots along West 110th Street, as first reported by YIMBY. A 188-page environmental assessment statement prepared for the Department of City Planning this week details the development of a 33-story mixed-use tower with 160 units, of which roughly 48 would be affordable.

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Events, Giveaways

Photo courtesy of FXCollaborative

Join 6sqft and our friends at Untapped Cities for the second installment of our new joint event series where we’ll offer behind-the-scenes tours of some of the city’s top architectural and design firms’ studios. This month, we’ll be visiting architecture firm FXCollaborative, who will open up their Flatiron office space the evening of Wednesday, February 13th. Guests will be treated to a tour of the creative space and a conversation with Senior Partners Dan Kaplan and Sylvia Smith, along with Partner Nicholas Garrison, Principal Gustavo Rodriguez, and Principal/Design Director of Interiors Angie Lee. Learn about the firm’s holistic approach through current projects such as Downtown Brooklyn’s 1 Willoughby Square, 77 Greenwich Street, and the new Statue of Liberty Museum. Interested in attending? Enter our raffle for a chance to win a pair of tickets!

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Design, Transportation

Metropolitan Lounge, Moynihan Train Hall, Amtrak

Rendering of Metropolitan Lounge via FXCollaborative

New renderings, as well as additional details, were released this week of Amtrak’s new amenity space in Moynihan Train Hall. ClubAcela is getting rebranded as the Metropolitan Lounge and moving across the street from Penn Station to the new train hall, which is set to open in early 2021. Designed by FXCollaborative, the sleek new space offers more room, private restrooms, free WiFi, and better food and drink options.

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Architecture, condos, Financial District, New Developments

Image credit: Binyan Studios

Trinity Place Holding’s new residential tower rising at 77 Greenwich Street in lower Manhattan has just released a teaser site and new renderings showing the 500-foot-tall building in all its future glory. With architecture by FXCollaborative and interiors by Deborah Berke Partners, the tower is four stories in to its 42-story height; sales are scheduled to begin in spring of 2019.

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Construction Update, Design, Features, Museums

statue of liberty, statue of liberty museum, liberty island

With the construction of the new Statue of Liberty Museum in its final stages, 6sqft on Tuesday toured the 26,000-square-foot site and its landscaped rooftop. This is the first ground-up building overseen by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, the nonprofit which has raised $100 million in private funds for the project. Designed by FXCollaborative with exhibits created by ESI Design, the angular-shaped museum will feature three immersive gallery spaces with one wing showcasing the Statue of Liberty’s original torch and the iconic monument framed behind it through floor-to-ceiling glass.

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