The architects Adjmi & Andreoli have been busy turning the Verizon building at 50 Varick Street into a photo studio/green room/art gallery/office extravaganza for London-based Spring Studios. Spring invited Tribeca Citizen over for a photo tour, and luckily for us, the space is still under construction, resulting in some cool shots. Neighbors have had some concerns about noise and views, and Spring has offered to impose some limits on its events schedule (though it won't do anything about those blocked views) and the number of attendees. Click through for the full run-down.
Construction should wrap up in July, with the first photo shoots happening in September. The event entrance will be on Varick, while staffers and non-VIPs will enter on a daily basis on St. John's Lane.
The "event" spaces will probably be used more for photo shoots than for events (though there will be one or two runway shows during Fashion Week), and the spaces won't be rented out for any private parties.