Denizens of Gowanus, get ready. This giant, cantilevering ziggurat may be coming to your neighborhood. The website 6sqft spotted the renderings, created by ODA New York (obviously, just look at those stacked boxes), in a video on the firm's website, and thanks to the easy-to-spot graffiti of the Gowanus Bat Cave in the background, they were able to pin the rendering to the large Gowanus site that was purchased last year by Kushner Companies and LIVWRK. The property at 175-123 Third Street occupies a full block, bound by Third Avenue and the Gowanus Canal, and with a rezoning, it could hold up to 1 million square feet, with commercial and residential space. The new Whole Foods is across the street.
UPDATE: Reps for the developers sent along the following statement: "The developers are not working with ODA on this project and these designs do not represent our vision for this site or the Gowanus. We are committed to putting forth an outstanding plan that respects the context of the neighborhood and responds to the voices of local stakeholders." Wait, what? This isn't contextual??
LIVWRK is developing another project at 68-80 Third Street in Gowanus.
It's unclear if these renderings will be what comes to fruition. These designs are not representative of what will be built, but either way, this is certainly going to be a giant project along the Gowanus Canal. It will join Lightstone's 700-unit 363-365 Bond Street and the 774-unit Gowanus Green. Good luck with all that CSO, guys!
· REVEALED: ODA Architects Design Cantilevering Ziggurats for Gowanus Site [6sqft]
· Kushner, LIVWRK grab big Gowanus development site [TRD]