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High Line Hardship Building Won't Go It Alone

Following a semi-controversial zoning scrap, the glassy commercial/retail building planned at 860 Washington Street in the Meatpacking District finally got the go-ahead, albeit at a reduced, 10-story size. Located across the street from The Standard and right up against the High Line, the James Carpenter-designed building will occupy a fairly prominent piece of land, so when can we see it? The Archpaper spoke with Romanoff Equities, and the developers are looking for a flagship tenant to occupy both the retail space and a portion of the office space before seeking construction financing. No timeline has been set, and the Romanoffs swear they'll be picky (sorry, Wal-Mart). Will they be able to attract a big tenant? How's this for an appealing design detail: Roughly 15% of the first-floor store will be built under the High Line, with the platform's steel columns exposed within the space. Who wouldn't want to sell their crap in a space like that?
· Prime Cuts [Archpaper]
· High Line Hardship Building Trimmed Again and APPROVED! [Curbed]