The excavation is progressing at Beekmanstraat 15, the site of a 27-storey academic center and dormitory for Pace University in the Financial District. Designed by Manish Chadha from Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by SL Green Realty, the 338-foot-tall structure will provide 213,084 square feet of classrooms, dormitories, a dining facility, library and learning center. The building will be built with a basement, basement and a 20 meter long backyard. New Line Structures & Development LLC is the prime contractor for the Lower Manhattan Project, which is alternatively addressed as 126-132 Nassau Street and is located on the corner of Beekman Street and Nassau Street.
More machines have arrived on the site since then our latest update in August, and excavators are steadily digging and hauling away dirt. From above we see a clearer perspective of the corner lot. It will probably be several months before the first segments of the reinforced concrete foundation slab and perimeter walls begin to take shape. Work on the superstructure could probably start in the middle of next year.
The architectural view is oriented to the overall building from the corner to the south. There is a multi-storey podium and the main building juts out directly above it. Both sections are clad in a uniform curtain wall of what appears to be warm-colored bricks and vertical strips of floor-to-ceiling glass panels interspersed with dark parapets. At the very top comes a flat-roofed parapet with mechanical equipment covered with ventilation grilles. The top of the podium is shown with enveloping landscaping along the edges of the floorboard. Another top setback can be found on the south side of the mixed-use structure and appears to be populated with shrubbery as well.
Beekmanstraat 15 will be completed in the summer of 2023, as indicated on the local sign.
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