Construction is getting close to completion on 100 Vandam Street, a 20-story addition atop a ten-story, 133-year-old former power plant in Hudson Square. Designed by COOKFOX and developed by Jeff Greene, the 300-foot-tall project will yield 70 residential units and ground-floor retail space. The site is located at the intersection of Greenwich and Vandam Streets.
Since our last update back in late October, all of the black netting and scaffolding has been removed, and only minor touches remain to be completed on the brick masonry walls of the podium.
Sidewalk scaffolding and fencing still surround the corner property, but should be dismantled in the coming months as work on the sidewalks and brick fenestration above conclude. Further contributing to the building’s modern design will be the addition of shrubs and landscaping for loggia gardens, designed by Terrain-NYC, around the edges of each floor behind the railings. These are depicted in previous renderings.
The pinnacle culminates in a flat top and hides mechanical floor and units behind a dark translucent metal screen.
The new addition is enclosed in floor-to-ceiling glass, decorative etched metal railings, and sloped overhanging panels, which double in function as both solar shades and as an extension of the reinforced concrete floor plates. The design of the ground-floor canopies also match the appearance of these architectural components.
Work is also progressing on the setback on the western elevation that will serve as the larger of the building’s two outdoor terraces, where crews were spotted assembling the floor tiles. The other terrace is found on the last habitable floor on the western side of the tower facing the Hudson River.
The following photos highlight the project’s contrasting architectural designs, as well as the detail in the ornate brickwork along the original roof parapet.
100 Vandam Street is expected to yield around 177,000 square feet and will contain 70 units, each averaging more than 2,500 square feet apiece, along with 2,500 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor.
A final completion date has not been announced, though some time in the next several months is likely.