Noted Architects Collaborate on NYC Condos

Soho Properties has unveiled the design for 45 Park Place, a condo tower set to rise in Lower Manhattan.
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By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor

New York—Soho Properties has unveiled the design for 45 Park Place, a condo tower set to rise in Lower Manhattan. Designed by SOMA Architects, under the direction of designer Michel Abboud, the property will rise 665 feet high and include an as-yet unspecified number of units, though according Soho, it will feature 15 or more full-floor units of 3,200 square feet to 3,700 square feet.

The tower’s design reflects collaboration among noted architects. The tower itself was conceived by Abboud, along with Ismael Levya Architects. Italian architect Piero Lissoni is designing the residences, interiors and amenities. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel is designing the neighboring museum and public green space.

“Our mutual goal to build an important new property at the epicenter of Manhattan’s new downtown,”Abboud said. SOMA, headquartered in New York, has designed various projects worldwide, including hotel, condo and mixed-use properties in New York, Dubai, Lebanon and other international markets.

Located at the border of Tribeca and Downtown, the 45 Park Place condos will offer views from all tower exposures. Construction of will begin this year, with delivery for occupancy in 2017; Stribling Marketing Associates will be the sales and marketing agent for the property.

The address is notable as the site of a proposed Islamic cultural center by developer Sharif El-Gamal, chairman and CEO of Soho. That development was proposed in 2010, and drew both criticism and defense (including that of then-Mayor Bloomberg), but in any case it was shelved the next year as financing proved difficult.