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Tribeca's New Developments: Are We There Yet?

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Sometimes you've gotta peer through some cracks in that ubiquitous blue plywood to find out what's really going on, and the Tribeca Citizen did just that, making a heroic effort to chronicle 13 ongoing construction projects in the area. They range from buzzy big shots like 56 Leonard to slightly less mighty?but still important!?buildings like 84 White Street. As for the latter, the Herzog and de Meuron tower is far from completion as a 57-story tower of glassy Jenga-stacked prisms, but it's coming along quickly (above), protruding floor by protruding floor. So come along, let's check in on some others.

Over at The Sterling Mason, we find the first of many projects gracing the neighborhood that are designed by Morris Adjmi. The full-block project at 71 Laight Street, which has a neato half-brick, half-aluminum facade, just went on the market last week, with renderings up the wazoo and units up to $20 million. Launch is scheduled for 1Q 2014, so they'd best get cracking on that lot o' dirt.

Whaddaya know, at 290 West Street, we've got ourselves another field of brown dirt where a luxe 11-story condo tower will stand. It's at the hands of the all-star architectural duo of Adjmi and Aldo Andeoli, soon to be crowned the Kings of Tribeca's Empty Lots. (Adjmi's got to be busy.)

Just like 290 West, 11 North Moore Street is being developed by VE Equities and is also another A&A collab. The former parking lot is seeing some action?oh hey, random metal sticks?but is it enough? It'll eventually look like the rendering below. Come on, don't you see the resemblance?

As for Franklin Place, once known as 5 Franklin Place, it's officially left its long-stalled era behind on its way to a 20-story, 54-unit resting place. Its renderings are pretty baller, so it's no surprise that when the sales office opened, more than a third of the units were already in contract. You may have pulled our your wallets, folks, but don't start boxing up your kitchenware yet.

Hear yet, hear ye, citizens of downtown, the Tribeca Royale is... well, shrouded in some orange netting and... coming along! Also known as 19 Park Place, it's destined to be a skinny, futuristic shocker of a sliver building with rounded balconies designed by Ismael Leyva.

That brings us to 84 White Street, where we can see an aaaaalmost-complete 13-story, 30-unit structure, which is meant to have eight duplexes and a lap pool on a terrace.

Hungry for more construction shots? Head over to Tribeca Citizen for updates on the formerly glassy and now gridded-windowed 403 Greenwich Street, 460 Washington Street (which requires some hardcore environmental cleanup before construction can begin), the red-brick geometric facade of 15 Leonard Street, the cast-iron inversion project at 83 Walker Street, limestone-covered 87 Chambers Street, and the industrial conversion happening at 12-14 Warren Street.

Whew. Dear Tribeca residents, we do hope that all the jackhammering isn't keeping you up at night. If anyone knows more about these projects or others, hit up the tipline. We'll love you more if you have photos.
· Checking in on All the New Construction [Tribeca Citizen]
· Meet Your New Neighbors [Tribeca Citizen]
· Construction Watch archive [Curbed]

5 franklin place

5 franklin place, New York, NY 10013

403 Greenwich Street

403 Greenwich Street, New York, NY

19 Park Place

19 Park Place, New York, NY

56 Leonard St

56 Leonard Street, Manhattan, NY 10013