Almost all of the fenestration for the multi-story addition atop 100 Vandam Street is now complete and revealed from behind scaffolding in Hudson Square. Designed by COOKFOX and developed by Jeff Greene, the residential project involves the construction of 20 floors above a 132-year-old building that once operated as a coal power plant. The 300-foot-tall structure is located at the corner of Greenwich Street and Vandam Street.
Recent photos reveal the finished appearance of the upper floors, which were still mostly covered in scaffolding and black netting at the time of YIMBY’s last visit in May. A small section of the construction barrier still remains standing at the northwestern corner of the structure. Besides this, the rest of the exterior appears complete.
A few more finishing touches remain to be completed at the very top of the structure, where a series of rectangular metal screens of varying dimensions are placed between horizontal concrete beams and obscure the rooftop mechanicals. A scaffolding rig can be seen hanging off the southern elevation near the flat parapet.
Among the most appealing details of 100 Vandam Street’s design is the decorative metal railings with their etched patterns across every level. Landscaping and shrubbery will eventually be planted along the edges.
Meanwhile, many of the arched windows on the lower part of the structure are temporarily covered with protective blue film and plastic. One set of windows on the narrow western profile shows the finished outcome of the restoration. Ground-floor work is progressing with the canopies made of concrete waiting to be enclosed. Sidewalk scaffolding and metal fencing still surround the perimeter.
100 Vandam Street will yield around 177,000 square feet with 70 units, each averaging more than 2,500 square feet. The property will also contain 2,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Renderings show a large private rooftop terrace on the western elevation and a smaller one near the top of the structure.
YIMBY estimates 100 Vandam Street to be finished sometime in the first half of 2021.