Construction is moving along quickly on the triangular site at 606 Broadway, which is distinct for two reasons. The first is the unusual shape for a six-story commercial building. The second is that new non-residential buildings aren’t too common for Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood due to landmark restrictions and generally astronomical property values, and this building is going to be entirely commercial. Retail will populate the cellar, first floor, and second, while offices will occupy floors three through six.
Renderings revealed for the new 25-story high-rise in West SoHo. Tahir Demircioglu, founder of the architectural firm Builtd, designed the 287-feet tall structure. Renderings show the minimalist façade dressed with Neolith sintered stone slabs, and framing three-stories of dark windows from the bottom to the top.
The boundary between SoHo and Tribeca is not exactly renowned for its contextual historic architecture, but as the blocks surrounding Canal Street have continued to see new developments, things are slowly changing for the better. This week, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will review plans designed by Morris Adjmi Architects for 419 Broadway, which is occupied by an existing structure that most definitely will not be missed.
The last time YIMBY checked in on 42 Crosby Street, in SoHo, we reported on the reveal of the project’s renderings, back in September of 2014. Now, construction on the Selldorf Architects-designed building has wrapped, and the final result effectively manages a contextual merger of contemporary stylings with historic surrounds.
New York City now has 140 historic districts across its five boroughs. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted, unanimously, to designate the Sullivan-Thompson Historic District. The designation completes preservation of the South Village.