Rendering Revealed for Hollwich Kushner-Designed 378 Broome Street, Little Italy

378 Broome Street, rendering by HWKN Architects378 Broome Street, rendering by HWKN Architects

Early renderings are out for a sleek and modern building at 378 Broome Street, in Little Italy. The project will replace the Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz, a defunct Catholic church that was sold for over $7 million to real estate firm Urban Standard Development, after the Archdiocese of New York declared that it was no longer sacred.

The six-story building is likely to yield around 15,000 square feet, including a lobby retail space on the ground floor. The structure will contain single-story and duplex condominiums, though how many units will be created has not been announced.

Hollwich Kushner will be responsible for the design. The large windows and brutalist borders along the façade, either concrete or brick, illustrates a deconstructivist twist. The material bends, and windows cave inwards. The resulting building will be an exciting twist on the traditional pre-war architecture that predominates in the vicinity.

378 Broome Street

378 Broome Street’s current occupant

Demolition permits have not yet been filed, and the estimated completion date has not been announced.

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3 Comments on "Rendering Revealed for Hollwich Kushner-Designed 378 Broome Street, Little Italy"

  1. Welcome Home (David) | December 21, 2017 at 7:11 am | Reply

    Please pardon me for using your space: 378 very big, and very big on 378.

  2. Is that all you could come up with?

  3. Such a shame that this cute historical building is going to be replaced with such an ugly building. I’m surprised HWKN even get projects in the city (oh wait, silly me, the man’s last name is Kushner).

    Irrespective of said last name though, this is pretty terrible, non-contextual, and at best a poorly realized equivalent of the much more striking OMA building (though I admittedly dislike the design of that one as well!)

    Oh well.

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