Construction is in the latter stages at COOKFOX's 150 Charles, the 14-story, 98-unit building in the West Village. The project incorporates the structure of the abandoned Whitehall warehouse for the lower podium floors. Above, two towers are joined by a middle volume and cascade down to the Hudson River, allowing for spectacular views while reducing the visual impact on the neighborhood. The material palette of brick and industrial style windows helps the project to mesh well with the older buildings in the neighborhood, a stark contrast to the glassy neighboring Richard Meier towers of the previous decade.
Architects: COOKFOX Architects; Program: Residential; Location: West Village, New York, NY; Completion: 2015.