UPDATE: This article has been updated with the latest project information and new renderings.
Herzog & de Meuron has released new images of their latest project in New York, a 12-story condominium building at 160 Leroy Street with a curved concrete and glass facade. The project is their third major New York building in recent years, following another condo building at 56 Leonard Street and a hotel at 215 Chrystie Street, and once again features a concrete structure which is clearly expressed on the facade.
Featuring 49 luxury apartments, 160 Leroy Street is the latest in a series of developments which will upgrade Manhattan's West side, after former mayor Michael Bloomberg designated the area as the city's new 'Gold Coast'. The $250 million project is slated for completion in Fall 2016.
"It will be apparent when Ian Schrager's 160 Leroy building rises out of the ground that it was inspired by the philosophy of the great Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer—which Pritzker Prize winning architects Herzog & de Meuron used as a starting point in conceiving this original, new iconic structure," says the developer.
From Ian Schrager Company: The building is exactly as Niemeyer describes: curvaceous, sensual, free-flowing, seductive and sexy. Much like at the hand of a sculptor, this creation possesses a tactile quality and evokes a sense of purity and pristineness with its white concrete façade and diamond faceted floor-to-ceiling windows that reflect the sky and the water. There is a distinctive inherent rhythm to the building, making it otherworldly at any perspective.
Residents cross through the arched entryway of the building into a lush private landscaped courtyard and find themselves immersed in a serene, pastoral garden designed by Madison Cox, with a specially chosen 30-foot willow tree, boxwood hedges, ivy covered walls, undulating lawn and benches for enjoying the space.
Inside, the lobby's curving, specially imported glass walls bring the atmosphere of the verdant courtyard indoors—blurring the distinction between inside and outside—where the cobblestone gives way to imported Pietra Serena floors—it is like going on a journey from the sidewalks of 19th century old New York to the sidewalks of Florence and ending up back in New York again in the 21st century.
Off of the lobby, a private 70-foot pool and whirlpool spa with floor-to-ceiling glass, abounds with natural light. There is also a recreation lounge area complete with a state-of-the-art kitchen suitable for private events, a kids' clubhouse ideal for birthday parties and a gourmet take-out and delivery restaurant. A few steps below the jewel box-like lobby is a fully equipped state-of-the-art fitness center with a yoga room, a sauna and steam room with changing rooms, and a fully equipped private massage room.
Consistent with the goal of keeping residential living intimate at 160 Leroy, multiple separate and individual elevator banks located throughout the building allow for entering a residence to feel private and more like entering a free standing home.
Location160 Leroy Street, New York, NY 10014, USA