Renzo Piano’s versatility continues to win the hearts of NYC developers, and it looks like the starchitect is finally getting his chance to flex his muscle in the residential realm. The Post reports that Piano—who just cut the ribbon to the new Whitney to rave reviews—has been chosen by Michael Shvo and Bizzi & Partners to design a brand new 290-foot tower at 100 Varick Street in up-and-coming Hudson Square bordering Soho.
100 Varick site via Wired NY
The site of the building was purchased back in January 2014 for $130 million and consists of eight parcels totaling 20,000 square feet with the potential to build 280,000 square feet. If and when erected, Piano’s building will be the tallest residential construction in the neighborhood.
Beyond height and floor area, the details are thin. Plans have yet to be filed with the DOB and just one close-up rendering can be found floating around (seen above). The paper only adds that “the tower will likely include a gated private driveway as well as indoor automated parking, along with other amenities.”
The tower will be Piano’s first large-scale residential project in the U.S.
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