Via regular Curbed source Fashion Week Daily (OK, so we really read about it on Racked), we find out that luxury department store Barneys may bring the wrecking ball to the Meatpacking District. The store has put in with the Landmarks Preservation Commission to knock down the two-story building at 402 West 13th Street, between Ninth Avenue and Washington Street. A five-story building designed by architecture firm Pasanella, Klein, Stolzman & Berg (PKSB to friends) would take its place and become Barneys MePa as well as office space. Two renderings already appear on the firm's website, and here's some color: "Materials such as brick and steel tie the building to the historic district while a Terra Cotta rain screen system and corrugated glass canopy provide a more modern palette. A roof deck for tenants will provide a unique vantage point for this exciting neighborhood."
· Barneys' Historic Move [FWD]
· Address and Rendering of Barneys MePa, Revealed! [Racked]