With all the new condo buildings rising around the High Line, we almost forgot about the preservationist-hated glassy office building at 860 Washington Street. Field Condition recently swung by the site, where construction is up to the second floor. The project was approved by the Board of Standards & Appeals
a million years ago back in 2009, after the original design was shortened by a few stories and a tiny cantilever was eliminated. James Carpenter Design Associates created the 10-story building, which is across the street from the Standard Hotel. It's unclear if the design has been tweaked at all since the 2009 reveal, but Field Condition says it will include "terra cotta, zinc, and perforated metals as well as concrete and glass."