Construction has commenced on the tapered tower at 111 Murray Street in Manhattan, according to Architizer.
Designed Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the 480,000-sf, 62-story tower is located in the middle of Tribeca, near One World Trade Center.
The 157-unit condominium building will certainly be elegant. Architect David Rockwell's plans for the lobby include anodized steel walls and travertine floors, while bathrooms will have Calacatta Lincoln Marble walls and floors.
The building will have 20,000 sf worth of amenities, including a lounge with a reflecting pool, and a spa. Water fountains and artistic sculptures will be at the building's base. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
KPF's description of the project:
Rising 62 floors above the intersection of Murray and West Streets, 111 Murray brings 157 luxury residential units to the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. The tower distinguishes itself from most conventionally developed projects by providing additional real estate where it is most wanted - above surrounding buildings. An increase in floor plate size above the 40th floor results in a gently flared silhouette, accented by a sculpted crown, gesturing openly to the midtown skyline.
The planning and design of the project emerges from close consideration of the urban context and the programmatic needs of the units themselves. The building is oriented on the site to capture the best unobstructed river and city views and to promote a lively pedestrian environment. The softly curving form of the entry and large canopy establish a point of arrival and create a front door with a residential character and scale.
With the addition of a public plaza, residential gardens, and retail and residential amenities, the project mediates between the fine grained scale of the neighborhood fabric and the new urban development in Lower Manhattan.