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Gigantic Private Mansion May Overtake Tribeca Corner

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A noted architect's former live-work space in Tribeca might soon become a five-story, single family townhouse, the Tribeca Trib reports. Located in the Tribeca North Historic District, the new home will have 20,000 square feet of space, and stand 70 feet tall.

The new design has been proposed by another noted architect, Maya Lin. She's probably best remembered for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. at the age of 21. For the Tribeca mansion, she's collaborating with William Bialosky. Together they've proposed a structure that will be clad in metal, glass, and limestone, according to the Trib.

Some of features of this sprawling home include five bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a 5,000 square foot sports and fitness center in the basement, a landscaped courtyard, and a roof with solar panels.

Since the proposed home is located in a historic district, it will have to win the Landmarks Commission's approval before construction. To that end, the architects presented the design to Community Board One last week. Most members were enthusiastic about the design, but didn't want it to be in Tribeca. They felt the design wouldn't be in sync with the other buildings in the neighborhood, according to the Trib.

The current building at the site was owned by architect Winka Dubbledam, who sold it to an unnamed buyer in 2014 for $15.3 million, according to property records.

There's currently a pending filing about the new structure on the Department of Buildings's website. Curbed has reached out to the architect for more details on the project.

A Modern Mansion Proposed for North Tribeca Historic District
[Tribeca Trib]
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