Architects: COOKFOX Architects; Program: Residential; Location: New York, NY
Progress on the exterior envelope of brick and glass moves along at 150 Charles, the large development taking shape next to Richard Meier's three glassy towers along the West Side Highway. Windows at street level on the Charles Street facade have been installed, while the brick has reached the top of the main volume before the substantial setback to the more slender tower-like volume. Unlike the contemporary cues of glass curtainwalls and exposed concrete of Meier's buildings, 150 Charles seeks to mimic its West Village surroundings with brick facades and punched openings of industrial era windows. It looks likely that completion will occur in late 2014.