On the block of Tenth Avenue between West 14th and West 15th Streets, scaffolding has been hiding the space under the High Line, but the scaffolding will soon be lifted to unveil?this. The Times unveils the rendering as part of a look at the retail future of the Meatpacking District, and that future is?spoiler alert?one of transition. (Thanks, Whitney Downtown.) Some "more accessible" brands are taking space that formerly belonged exclusively to high-end retailers along 14th Street; new developers are rushing in for a piece of undeveloped sites. As for this particular glassy box, it was designed by architect Pedro Castillo and has a facade with Starphire ultraclear glass panels and a light box. Structural columns that support the High Line will run through the building, though there is otherwise no High Line access.
· Coming of the Whitney Enlivens Meatpacking District [NYT]
· Meatpacking District coverage [Curbed]