[caption id="attachment_23799" align="aligncenter" width="777"] 111 Murray Close Up, photo by Tectonic[/caption]
YIMBY has been reporting on 111 Murray Street for several years at this point, and after breaking ground in July of 2015, it was at its fifteenth floor at this time last year. By August, it had topped-out, and glass had climbed over halfway up the exterior. Now, almost three months later, the crown is falling into place, and the 58-story and 800-foot-tall tower appears to be on track for an expected 2018 completion, as seen in the latest photographs from Tectonic. Kohn Pedersen Fox designed the building, which is being developed by Fisher Brothers, New Valley, and the Witkoff Group. Besides the 157 condominiums, there will be about 2,000 square feet of retail space in the ground floor, so the project’s impact won’t be confined to the skyline alone. [caption id="attachment_23801" align="aligncenter" width="683"] 111 Murray Street, photo by Tectonic[/caption] The design is an increasingly familiar take in Kohn Pedersen Fox’s repertoire, with “glassy flute” replicating the more angular 45 East 22nd Street, up in the Flatiron. While 111 Murray Street may not be the most distinctive tower on the Downtown skyline, at 800 feet it is still pretty substantial, and the glassy envelope is turning out to be fairly attractive. The most similarly-scaled projects in the surrounding blocks are 56 Leonard Street, to the northeast, and 30 Park Place, to the southeast, both of which have also opened over the past year or two. While other projects like 45 Park Place are also rising nearby, the core of the Downtown residential skyscraper boom will shift towards the depths of the Financial District over the next few years. 125 Greenwich Street is already rising, machinery is on-site at 45 Broad, and demolition is active at 80 South Street, which will ultimately be the tallest of them all. As for 111 Murray Street, full completion of the exterior is probably another few months out, but work is clearly nearing the finish line.