The site at 70 Charlton Street in Hudson Square has seen several proposed configurations, but it appears that Extell has finally settled on two 21-story towers as depicted in the most recent zoning diagrams, which are now accompanied by renderings from the project’s teaser website.
While the zoning diagrams finally show the project’s setup, the renderings are lacking the depiction of the project’s overview. Still, it’s clear that architect Beyer Blinder Belle is designing something that will be contextual to the surrounds, which is dominated by pre-war industrial structures.
The facade appears to feature dark red brick interspersed with a metallic element, as well as large gridded windows. The look is a definite departure from the aesthetic of Extell’s developments further north, like 217 West 57th Street, One57, and the Diamond Exchange Tower, all of which are (or will be) very glassy.
The development will be split between two components, the larger of which will face Charlton Street and have 72 units. The smaller building on Vandam will have 44, with each floor split between two apartments. The project will also be 20% affordable.
Construction in the surrounding neighborhood is beginning to boom, thanks to the passing of a residential rezoning. Other projects are in the works at 100 Vandam Street, which has also been glimpsed, as well as a potential tower at 100 Varick Street.
As for 70 Charlton Street completion is currently expected in 2016, and sales are evidently about to begin.