Construction has topped out at the first of two towers at 70 Charlton, the first luxury residential tower in the newly rezoned Hudson Square neighborhood in Manhattan. The 22-story development is led by the Extell Development Company with architecture by Beyer Blinder Belle. Situated mid-block, the development is composed of two towers, fronting Charlton and Vandam, connected by a breezeway at the ground floor. While the Charlton Street tower has topped out, work continues on the 15th floor of the Vandam Street tower.
As an acknowledgement of the historical character of the neighborhood's industrial past, the towers will be clad in brick, metal, and glass. The red brick walls are punctured by large divided-light windows, referencing the warehouses and printing factories of the neighborhood's past. Large metal reveals at the floor slabs break up the brick walls every two floors. Metal is also used as floor slab covers in-between the two-story window groupings, providing further industrial texture to the facades.
Views from both towers will include panoramic views of Manhattan, with icons both old and new. To the south, the ongoing World Trade Center development and the landmarked towers of Lower Manhattan. To the east, the SoHo neighborhood. To the north, the Empire State Building rises above Midtown while the bevy of new towers spring up all around.
Interiors on the 92 one-to-four bedroom residences are designed by Workshop/APD. Building amenities will include a landscaped courtyard with green wall, birch tree arbor, staggered boxwood garden, water feature and integrated seating, outdoor sports court and private fitness center, 60' indoor salt-water swimming pool, steam room and locker rooms, 24-hour doorman/concierge, residents’ lounge with catering kitchen, package room and a children’s playroom.
The project will also include 2,800 square feet of ground floor retail. Sustainability features on the project include participation in the "Zone Green" building code program and an expectation of LEED certification. Completion is expected in late Fall 2016.
Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle; Interiors: Workshop/APD; Developer: Extell Development Company; Program: Residential, Retail; Location: Hudson Square, New York, NY; Completion: 2016.