Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nine Story Condo Project Breaks Ground in SoHo

The corner of Grand and Wooster Streets in SoHo  will soon be the site of a new nine-story, 45,000-square-foot, residential condominium project. The building’s architectural detailing and materials have been selected to produce a contemporary counterpoint to the cast iron architecture of the 19th century landmark district.
Excavators have started clearing ground to install foundations for the stack of new condos to be built at 27 Wooster Street, one of SoHo's last big parking lots at the southwest intersection with Grand Street.

The plan is from architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates for developer The Stawski Group, and will comprise of 16 units over eight floors with penthouse. The walls overlooking the lot at 27 Wooster have been an artistic platform for many years.

The design from KPF is a modern take on classic SoHo cast iron construction, but done here more minimally in metal, stone and glass. It's all set atop a base of stone and steel, where two retail units will run along Grand Street with parking for ten tucked away inside.

On the residential floors above, oversized panes of glass will predominate, ala the ultra-modern 40 Mercer a few blocks to the east. The windows at 27 Wooster Street will be separated by thin metal columns, with perforated metal-mesh panels down low, for privacy.

Topping it all will be a duplex penthouse, set back and surrounded by a stone terrace with an outdoor pool, all within shouting distance of Justin Timberlake's rooftop lair around the corner at the SoHo Mews.

The buildings will be ready for occupancy by March 2014.