Superstructure has surpassed the halfway mark at James Carpenter's 860 Washington, an office tower at the High Line. The 10-story, 113,848-square-foot mixed use building adjacent to the High Line in the Meatpacking district has reached the 7th floor with its concrete structure. Retail will occupy the first two floors of the building, with the second floor at eye level with High Line visitors. The eight office floors feature ceiling heights of 11'-3" and column-free perimeters provided by the 15-foot cantilever from column to the edge of slab. A side core layout, with elevators and stairs located along the northern edge of the site, allows for full exposure along the east, south, and west facades. In stark contrast to the predominantly brick facades of much of the surrounding context, 860 Washington's facade will be an all glass curtain wall system, more akin to the newer office towers at the World Trade Center. The building is targeting LEED silver and is projected to open in the third quarter of 2015.
Architects: James Carpenter Design Associates; Developers: Property Group Partners with Romanoff Equities; Program: Office, Retail; Location: Meatpacking District, New York, NY; Completion: 2015.