News broke back in May that a low-rise Rafael Viñoly-designed building was coming to the former site of Prince Lumber at 61 Ninth Avenue in the Meatpacking District. Until now, no design details have emerged for the nine-story office and retail building, but 6sqft has uncovered Viñoly’s renderings, which show a stacked cube design with many terraces along its asymmetrical glass facade.
The address also made headlines today because its base will hold the largest Starbucks store in the world. The 20,000-square-foot facility known as the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room will be “part of a push to bolster growth with larger locations that offer experiences to customers,” reports Crain’s.
The new, 170,000-square-foot building is being developed by Vornado Realty Trust and Aurora Capital Associates with retail on the first two floors and commercial space above. Estimated to cost $100 million, it’s set to be completed in 2017, but Starbucks’ store won’t open until 2018.
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Renderings via Rafael Viñoly Architects
Neighborhoods : Meatpacking District