Curtain wall installation is progressing quickly on Zero Irving, a 21-story mixed-use building at 124 East 14th Street in Union Square. Designed by Davis Brody Bond and developed by RAL Development, the structure will yield 240,000 square feet of affordable and market-rate office space for technology firms and amenities for occupants. Financial partners Junius Real Estate Partners and Suffolk Construction are also helping to develop the property.
Recent photos show the degree of progress that has occurred on the façade since YIMBY’s last visit in September, shortly after the reinforced concrete superstructure topped out.
The rising glass envelope features thin metal fins that protrude out from the flat surface.
The edifice is visible from a number of places across Manhattan, with an architectural height that matches its neighboring structures. The only building in the vicinity that eclipses the roof parapet of Zero Irving is the Consolidated Edison Building at 4 Irving Place, just across the street.
4 Irving Place’s clock face is seen reflected on the glass.
The metal canopy that will sit atop the final floor and cover the outdoor terrace space is being assembled behind scaffolding and black netting.
The office component of Zero Irving is planned to occupy 176,000 square feet spread across the top 14 floors. A portion of the commercial space will be marketed as affordable office space as a way to attract small firms and start-up companies. Also part of the building program is the Digital Skills Training Center, which is designed to teach the necessary skills and the knowledge for high-paying jobs in the technology sector. More information and details regarding this can be found in our last article. The New York City Economic Development Corporation anticipates the center will create over 550 permanent jobs. The developers are aiming for LEED Certification.
Zero Irving is estimated to be completed sometime next year.