Posts tagged with "Moed de Armas & Shannon":

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Tower experts at CetraRuddy tapped to design tall, skinny tower at 45 Broad Street

The latest addition to the Manhattan skyscraper-scape is a 65 story condominium at 45 Broad Street. The tower, designed by New York's CetraRuddy, will have 300,000 square feet of floor area.  The Real Deal reports that the buyers purchased the parcel for $86 million. It's not yet known how tall the building will be, but it could reach up to 900 feet. CetraRuddy is well-practiced in the art of the tall, skinny skyscraper. The firm's projects include the cellular, 625 foot tower at 242 West 53rd Street, announced March of this year, as well as 107 West 57th Street, completed last year. That building rises 51 stories (688 feet) on a comparatively small 43 by 100 foot lot. Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects (New York) designed a mixed-use, 62 story tower (pictured below) for the site in 2006. The 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, however, crushed those plans. The site has sat vacant ever since. Construction on the new 45 Broad Street is expected to be complete by 2019.
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Herald Center—From Discount Drab to LED Luminous

Located at one of the busiest intersections in Manhattan—and probably the world—the outdated Herald Center has recently been slated for a $50 million facelift by Moed de Armas & Shannon architecture firm. Hailing from the 1980s, the tinted black windows on the first three floors will be replaced with sheer insulated glass, while the façade of the remaining floors is transformed to offer passersby an LED-lit view befitting the luminous Times Square a few blocks north. The Herald Center opened in 1982, before technology allowed the combination of energy efficiency and crystalline sleekness sought after by Moed de Armas & Shannon. The 10-story building will finally now be brought up to code and given a look worthy of the times. New tenants are currently being wooed to the 250,00o square foot space, which currently harbors retail chains like Modell’s, Payless Shoes, and the New York State DMV. Renovations are slated for completion by May 2014.