In the News: Top of Woolworth Building to Go Condo

••• “Mega news about the Woolworth Building: “In a $68 million deal made final last week, the tower will be turned into about 40 luxury apartments, including a five-level penthouse in the cupola.[…] An investment group led by Alchemy Properties, a New York developer, bought the top 30 floors of the landmark on July 31 from the Witkoff Group and Cammeby’s International, which will continue to own the lower 28 floors and lease them as office space. […] An abandoned 55-foot-long basement swimming pool, originally part of a health club, will be restored as an amenity for residents. A new entrance on Park Place will serve residents with an elevator bank separate from that used by the office tenants on the lower floors.” Related: This seems like a good time to revisit Annika K. Martin’s photo tour inside the building; pictured above is her photo of the ceiling in what was Frank W. Woolworth’s 40th-floor office. —The New York Times

••• “Politicians and transportation advocates unveiled a proposal Tuesday to triple the amount of pedestrian space on the [Brooklyn Bridge] and to add a separate lane for cyclists. The widened walking and biking paths would sit above the roadway and not reduce the number of driving lanes. The proposal […] is still in the early planning stages and does not yet have any funding.” —DNAinfo

••• The Wall Street Journal explains the dispute over the H&H name (I wouldn’t get too excited about the H&H opening on Fulton).

••• “The MTA has issued an RFP for the master lease of the $1.4 billion Fulton Center. The longterm lessee would manage the 70,000-square-feet of retail in the center’s three buildings: the new, oculus-topped Fulton Building, the landmarked Corbin Building at the corner of Broadway and John Streets, and the Dey Street Headhouse and Concourse. Proposals are due November 2, and a developer will be chosen in the first quarter of next year.” Headhouse?Curbed

••• Manhattan Loft Guy: “130 Fulton Street loft sells 4% over 2007, but there’s a really big catch.”

••• When I saw that there were new renderings of 1 World Trade Center, I didn’t think it was such a big deal, but everyone else treated it as news, so here you go. Below: The main entrance. —Curbed


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