It's been a while since we checked out 77 Reade Street, a Tribeca development site engulfed in a calamitous building collapse in the spring of '09. Back then this historical piggy-back was still just a plan on paper, but now the team at BKSK Architects are close to completion. According to the recent official filings they're creating 30 condos on 8 floors. It's a through-block project, fusing old and new between Reade and Chambers Streets, and the scaffolding that's kept it all hidden is starting to come down. The development gang from the S. Myles Group has launched a placeholder website, where they're showing off renders of the minimally modern interiors in these "smart lofts for smart people."
Front and center are the back-to-back duplex penthouses sporting terraces with downtown views, the perfect spot for eyeballing the big stack of green rising to the east and that other really big thing growing to the south. Kitchens are aglow with gleaming white lacquer, and the big master baths are simple black and white, floored with an expanse of flamed Asian granite.
Outside the new limestone facade meets old red bricks on Reade Street. The new construction fronting onto Chambers Street is still under wraps, and the old one it will connect to at 95 Chambers is but a hollow core of yellow bricks and copper details. The whole project stands next to the cleared out empty slot that was 71 Reade/85 Chambers, where a maze of steel scaffolding holds up the old neighbors to the east. Listings aren't up yet, but we know they'll be handled by Corcoran's Tribeca ace Barrie Mandel.
· No. 77 Reade Street [77reade.com]
· 77 Reade Street coverage [Curbed]
· 77 Reade Street [BKSK Architects]