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New Look: Glassy Condos by Renzo Piano of Whitney Fame

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Italian starchitect Renzo Piano is staying busy with New York City projects. Fresh off the brand-new Whitney Museum along the High Line and still at work on Columbia University's Manhattanville expansion, next on the docket are some modern condos in Hudson Square. (Sometimes called West Soho by people who want to believe the neighborhood teeming with new development is part of Soho.) The building's site at the corner of Varick and Broome has had a fraught history, but a trio of developers—Bizzi & Partners, Itzhaki Aquisitions, and Michael Shvo—have turned plans around in the last year. Initially, it looked like the building would be angular and glassy, but New York YIMBY has a new rendering that shows the design to be more curvy and glassy.

The building, now labeled 555 Broome Street even though it was previously known as 100 Varick Street, will rise 290 feet and 25 stories, with 115 planned apartments, according to not-yet-approved Department of Buildings permit filings. According to the DOB, there will be retail space at the bottom of the building; residents will have fitness facilities, storage, indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, and a swimming pool. And given that private driveways/motor courts a.k.a. "porte cocheres" are all the rage these days, it'll have one of those, too. Another cool feature: the third floor is slated to have "automated parking cars," which only means one thing—robot parking!

Piano isn't listed on any permits, meaning he is the design architect, while the architect of record is SLCE.
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· Renzo Piano Will Design Shvo's Hudson Square Condo Tower [Curbed]
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· Michael Shvo Moves Forward with Shvoho Development [Curbed]
· Shvo Pays $130M For Soho Site, Condos Will Likely Come Next [Curbed]
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