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Unfortunately, HAP's Next Uptown Building Won't Be Neon

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A new six-story, ten apartment rental building will rise on Wadsworth Avenue near 187th Street in Washington Heights. The project at 284 Wadsworth Avenue is being developed by HAP Investments, the firm also behind Karim Rashid's contested formerly brightly-colored building at 329 Pleasant Avenue. HAP has tapped the more subdued firm Design AIDD to work on the project, known as HAP 4.1. The building's ten apartments will be one- and two-bedrooms, and will have personal heating and cooling systems and in-unit washers and dryers. The project will also use insulating concretes to reduce construction time and energy costs. As such, the building's facade is a mix of concrete and wood, and the floors will be concrete. YIMBY reports that permits were filed for the new structure in September. The building, which is replacing a rather plain three-story brick box, will be complete in 2015.
· All HAP coverage [Curbed]