The (New) New York

In a matter of years New York City’s skyline and its surrounding borough’s will be transformed in ways we can only continue to imagine. Some projects that have already begun and are almost near completion, like WTC 1, have already started to transform the city, while others, such as the Domino Sugar Factory, are still left to the imagination.

Here’s an overview of some of the happenings coming our way and how we can imagine they will look:
Skyline w/1WTC

Ground Zero has been re-established, Tower 1 is almost complete (the cherry on top, the sphere, was recently installed) and construction is underway on the Santiago Calatrava WTC PATH hub.  In addition, a new social and cultural center for downtown should happen at South Street Seaport where major renovations are being done to redesign the area. The lower east portion of downtown is also being dubbed the new family neighborhood.  The last Economic Development Corporation president, Andrew Alper, recently said: “Lower Manhattan is the fastest-growing residential area in the city right now.”
Calatrava Transit Hub
 Last summer Two Trees bought the Domino Sugar Factory site in Williamsburg to redevelop it into a mixed used master-plan community filled with parks, residential and commercial space. The project is currently considered the most prolific waterfront opportunity in Brooklyn. Two Trees plans to break ground as early as 2014.

Domino Sugar Factory Site

Downtown Brooklyn will also get soaring new developments in the form of 388 Bridge Street and Avalon Willoughby West. Both are set to be Brooklyn’s tallest buildings at 590 feet and 596 feet respectively, these two additions will undoubtedly add further definition to the community.

388 Bridge Street