Sunday, February 5, 2012

Futuristic Downtown Sliver to Begin Construction

Directly across from the new Four Seasons Hotel at 99 Church Street, a narrow vacant lot is about to sprout a 21-story condominium. ABN Development will start construction in the next couple of weeks, on a glassy, futuristic-looking tower designed by architect Ismael Leyva.

The construction site is 19 Park Place, a 25-foot wide sliver in the shadow of the Woolworth Building. Until recently, it was 3-stories of 19th century brick known as 16 Murray Street, from where Mark Twain once arranged his famous lecture tours. Demolition of the old building was completed in October of 2010.  

Recently, however, construction update signs went up around the property announcing a new 21-story, 232-foot condominium tower with 29 residential units. 

Architect Ismael Leyva has collaborated on many projects which have been changed the Manhattan skyline, including Tribeca Green, Place 57 and the recently completed 63-story MiMA Tower, at 450 West 42nd Street.

According to developer ABN Realty, construction will begin in the next couple of weeks and be completed by November 2013. Calabrese Associates of Mott Street is the general contractor for the project. 
ABN Realty LLC
420 Madison Ave, Suite 806
New York, NY 10017
Tel: (516) 825-6123

Construction Manager
Calabrese Associates Inc
128 Mott Street, Suite 307
New York, NY 10013
Tel: (212) 274-1848

Ismael Leyva Architects, P.C.
48 W 37th Street, Suite 13
New York, NY 10018
Tel: (212) 868-9381