Architecture & Design

Finalists Named for Battery Park Chair Design

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Say goodbye to traditional benches in Battery Park.

The Battery Conservancy and NYC Parks today revealed the finalists in a design competition aimed at selecting a new chair for the park in Lower Manhattan.

Draw Up a Chair, as the competition is named, received 679 submissions from 15 countries across the Americas. After first narrowing the field down to 50, the contest’s organizers on Monday announced the final five contestants.

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Lease Beat

Winick Realty Group Selected to Lease One New York Plaza Retail Concourse

One New York Plaza

Winick Realty Group has been selected by Brookfield Office Properties to exclusively market 40,000 square feet of vacant sub-level retail space at One New York Plaza.

The space, damaged during Hurricane Sandy and slated to be rebuilt and repositioned, makes up the concourse level of the 2.6-million-square-foot Class A tower, with entryways on Whitehall, Broad and Water Streets. Read More

Post-Tropical Storm Sandy

One New York Plaza Retail Concourse to Be Rebuilt After Post-Sandy Flooding

The Plaza Shops (Al Barbarino)

Brookfield Office Properties was forced to gut the 31,000-square-foot, sub-level retail concourse at One New York Plaza after severe flooding brought on by Hurricane Sandy destroyed it, and now the commercial real estate owner plans to rebuild the space and bring new tenants in, The Commercial Observer has learned.

The estimated 23-million-gallons of water that flooded the lower levels of the building were removed within a week of the storm’s touchdown on the southern tip of Manhattan.

But as of Monday night, multiple giant yellow heating ducts resembling something from an alien horror flick continued to pump warm air into the building’s retail center — The Plaza Shops — amid the rumbling of temporary generators. Read More