Move over Greenwich Village, there’s a new gold coast in Manhattan and it’s nowhere near Fifth Avenue. Since former Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the far west side is the city’s new Gold Coast and Manhattan’s last frontier, a necklace of ravishing projects have been announced along the Hudson River waterfront. The latest reveal is for a new 12-story, 88-unit condominium coming from famed hotelier Ian Schrager and Herzog & de Meuron Architects. The Hudson Square site at 156 Leroy Street will replace a handful of low-slung buildings that include two auto-body shops, a gentleman’s club and the former Lunchbox Diner.
Image © Herzog & de Meuron Architects
The 155-foot undulating tower will occupy the full-block frontage of West Street providing sunset views of the Hudson River and the Downtown skyline. Like Herzog & de Meuron’s 56 Leonard condo rising in Tribeca and the Public Hotel slated for 215 Chrystie Street, 156 Leroy shows off its concrete structural elements. The floor to ceiling windows are set deeply within its robust concrete frame. The undulating form of the building recalls mid-century modernist icons such Miami Beach’s iconic Fountainbleau Hotel. With that in mind, perhaps just across West Street is the perfect location to dock the City Beach barge. 156 Leonard is slated to be completed in 2017.
Images courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron Architects
Neighborhoods : Tribeca