St. Luke in the Fields

Construction Update, New Developments, West Village 

Last November, 6sqft reported that Toll Brothers‘ upcoming residential building 100 Barrow Street had just made its way above ground to street level. Now just four months later, the West Village development has topped off at 12 stories and 130 feet. As pictured above, the building’s bare concrete skeleton  still has a way to go, but it’s expected to be finished sometime late this year or early next year.

Since it’s part of the the Greenwich Village Historic District, the building’s designers, Barry Rice Architects, had to win approvals from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The lower half will be clad in Flemish brick to match the neighborhood’s 19th century aesthetic, while the top will be sheathed in a glass curtain wall with bronze-metallic panels.

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With the foundation finally laid, Toll Brothers’ 100 Barrow Street has made its way above ground and will bring 35 brand new apartments to the West Village. The tower is being built on the site of a pre-existing parking lot on the full-block grounds of the Church of St. Luke in the Fields. While no demolition of existing structures or reduction of green space was necessary, the site does lie at the western edge of the Greenwich Village Historic District and across from the Archives Building, which is an individual landmark.

Proceeds from the development will be used to fund the church’s own new buildings, which include an expansion of its existing private school and the construction of a new mission where L.G.B.T.Q. homeless youth and under-served individuals can receive meals and shelter. The latter will also serve as a 24/7 drop-in center where people will be able to get a change of clothes and take showers.

More details and renderings this way