Construction at 196 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan has reached a new milestone, with the installation of the building’s glazed-brick façade nearing completion. The 11-story residential building stands above Houston Street, beside Katz Delicatessen. It reaches a height of 120 feet, thanks to the purchase of air rights from the deli.
Construction began at the site in mid-2016, and by the end of 2017, the building was topped-out, and installation of the façade had reached the sixth floor. Now, we have reports from the ground that the façade has reached the top floors, with only a few sections waiting to be installed.
Adam Rolston of Incorporated Architecture and Design is responsible for the interior design. He took influence from glazed terra cotta bricks from a small fishing town in Spain, Cadaqués, where artists Picasso and Miró frequented. The brick is infused with gold dust that will increase in hue as it ages, through oxidization.
The building will yield nearly 180,000 square feet within, including a two-story 30,000 square foot flagship Equinox gym with a private entrance. 94 condominiums will be included above, ranging from studios to four-bedroom units. Tenants will have access to a 4,100 square feet landscaped rooftop terrace, with unobstructed views uptown.
Magnum Real Estate Group and Real Estate Equities Corporation are responsible for the development. Ismael Leyva Architects is the architect of record.
Completion is expected by 2018.