Repurposed powerhouse, spring factory among ULI New York’s Excellence in Development winners
For the second year running on a sunny autumn evening, ULI New York on October 18 hosted its annual Awards for Excellence in Development Gala at Cipriani South Street. The repurposed ferry building provided an apt backdrop, with its Beaux Arts features and placid Hudson River views. Some 600 people there honored 15 finalist projects and their creators over dinner and an awards presentation with commentary and videos. Among the seven winners were the Bronx Children’s Museum, an adaptive reuse building within the 1925 shell of the Bronx Terminal Market’s powerhouse, and Wireworks – a mixed-use development in Newburgh, inside a long-abandoned former 19th century spring factory. Other honorees with healthy, low-carbon living and equity as top priorities were Vital Brookdale and One Clinton, a sleek mixed-use tower in downtown Brooklyn, encompassing residential and retail space and a new library. A sale of the library’s prior land helped fund the celebrated project. ULI New York salutes the 2023 finalists in seven categories for their creativity and imagination in conceptualizing and delivering these exemplary projects.