Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Construction watch: 363 Lafayette

Here's a look at 363 Lafayette, where work has passed the halfway mark on a 10-floor, mixed-used building rising at Great Jones.

The office building will feature a showroom on the ground floor and community facility space on the second floor and part of the third floor, as New York Yimby previously reported.

The property stretches south to Bond Street...

Morris Adjmi is the architect of record. Here's more from his firm's website:

This office building’s fanning setback was inspired by the unique wedge-shaped site. With its brick cladding and contemporary terracotta detailing, this office building reflects the architectural character of the NoHo Historic District.

And a rendering...

Ironstate Development is behind this project. Their work in the neighborhood includes The Jefferson, the condoplex at the site of the former Mystery Lot.

This parcel of land hasn't been without controversy. In 2008, artist Chuck Close, whose studio is next door at 20 Bond St., filed a lawsuit against the previous property owner, Olmstead Properties, to prevent the construction of a 6-floor office building. He argued that the new development would block the building’s natural light, which he and other artists at No. 20 need for their work.

Ironstate's original proposal for the space included the 10 stories covering the side windows of No. 20. Those plans were later modified.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Former Jones Diner lot on Lafayette primed for new development

[Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images]

1 comment:

Gojira said...

"this office building reflects the architectural character of the NoHo Historic District" - ummm, nope. Not by a long shot.