New York is a gallery where everything's on view, and the new block of condos at 250 Bowery, the latest project from the creative team at Adjmi & Andreoli Architects, will put those looking to be seen at front and center. This eight-story stack of gridded precision has just topped out above this ever-changing stretch of the Bowery. What's now on view from the bustling street below is naked concrete laid out with calculated exactitude. Soon that structural framework will be hidden behind a facade of fenestration, a big grid of industrial style windows barely concealing six floors of residential units sitting atop a two-story commercial base.
Inside will be 24 units, including four duplex penthouses. They're strategically situated opposite two Bowery show stoppers designed by recent Pritzker prize winners. From the bedrooms at 250 Bowery residents can gaze upon the metallic gauze of Sanaa's New Museum, and Foster + Partners' Sperone Westwater Gallery offers dreamy views of its big red fun ride. Each duplex penthouse at 250 Bowery has a private staircase leading up to individual rooftop terraces, offering views across the trees of Old St. Patricks Cathedral toward the wooden water towers of SoHo. Downtown skyscrapers rise in the distance and bridges to Brooklyn peek out between buildings across the Lower East Side. Those penthouse views start at $2.7 million, but less stratospheric prices can be found on the floors below, where units range from cozy one-bedrooms to an amply spacious three-bedroom sporting a private terrace out back. Work here should be wrapped up and ready for residents by the end of 2012.
The busy Adjmi & Andreoli team has a slew of other projects around town, including the nearly ready-to-rise twisty tower at 837 Washington Street opposite the High Line and the just-opened Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. Developments in the works from A & A include a Tribeca trifecta: their revised residential plan for 11 N. Moore, a ginormous adaptive re-use project that could transform one sedate section of the old neighborhood and an entirely new batch of residences on a key lot with river views. More on all those in the near future, so stay tuned!
· 250 Bowery [Adjmi & Andreoli Architects]
· 250 Bowery coverage [Curbed]