Zoning approvals are in place for the vertical extension in torqued steel and glass that will rise at 837 Washington Street across from the High Line. The all-commercial development, sited opposite The Standard Hotel, is a partnership between Taconic Investment Partners and Thor Equities. The plan is designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, and will add four new stories to the original 1930s brick base. As seen on the project's website, 837 Washington will hold just over 55,000 square feet of space, with three floors of retail down low, covering 28,000 square feet. Another four floors of offices with park views, covering 27,000 square feet, will rise above, topped with a 3,000-square-foot terrace overlooking the action down below.
Architect Adjmi is no stranger to this part of town: his commercial block of metal, brick and glass at 40 Gansevoort went up on the corner of Hudson Street in 2006, followed in 2008 by an old-style stack of bricks at 414 West 14th Street. 837 Washington will offer cool views of Adjmi's recently completed High Line Building at 450 West 14th, towering over the elevated park to the northwest. The Taconic/Thor team is trumpeting this new kid on the block as "iconic Modern Architecture" in the city's most dynamic neighborhood that "continues to ride an upward economic growth trend." That trend will hit a peak when the Whitney Museum opens its new mega-outpost down the street in 2015, just about the time when 837 Washington will be ready for business.
· 837 Washington Meatpacking NYC [837 Washington official website]
· 40 Gansevoort Street [Morris Adjmi Architects]
· 837 Washington Street coverage [Curbed]