Architects: Morris Adjmi Architects; Program: Offices, Retail; Location: New York, NY; Completion: 2014.
Exterior work is wrapping up on the Meatpacking District's newest trendy office building, 837 Washington. The warped exoskeleton addition, designed by Morris Adjmi's studio, has been fully erected on top of the existing 2 story structure that dates back to 1938 when it served as a meat warehouse. Not just for visual flair, the warped tower's structure will also allow for more open office floor plates by reducing the amount of interior columns. Vegetation is also accommodated by the warped form through planters that occupy the space between the columns and the exterior window wall. Views to the nearby High Line and its trendy neighbors, the Standard Hotel and the future Whitney Museum, will be available both in the office interiors and from the 7,000 square feet of outdoor terraces on the third floor and the roof. When completed, the project should achieve LEED Gold certification.