Facade installation has reached the half way mark at the 14-story, 25-unit One Vandam, at the boundary between the SoHo and Hudson Square neighborhoods. The BKSK Architects designed tower features a curtain wall facade comprised of three elements: metal, glass, and limestone panels from a quarry in Alabama. A randomized pattern is created by three unit types: glass, limestone panels on the exterior, and a back-pan limestone panel that sits behind the glass. When facade panel installation began, the limestone was added later. Recently installed panels have arrived with the limestone already attached which seems to have allowed for a speedier pace of installation.
Next door, the expansion of the God's Love We Deliver charity's headquarters also progresses behind its dark construction shroud. The project seems to have topped out but the realization of its facade has yet to be revealed. Hopefully its actual appearance will turn out better than the rendering on the construction fence.
Architects: BKSK Architects; Program: Residential; Location: SoHo, New York, NY;Completion: 2015.