Construction is making significant progress at 70 Vestry, Related Companies's 14-story, 46-unit luxury residential condo tower on the Tribeca waterfront. As the superstructure reached the half-way mark, I was given an exclusive tour to document the milestone.
Design of the building is by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and employs the firm's signature blend of materials and details that evoke pre-war New York elegance and modern luxury. Massing of the 14-story building follows a c-shaped structure wrapping around a courtyard and porte-cochere, with setbacks starting on the seventh floor. Due to the numerous setbacks, many units will feature gracious private outdoor terraces.
The building's façade will be clad in Beaumaniere limestone from a quarry in the French countryside south of Paris. Decorative metalwork will tie the project into its Tribeca neighborhood context, where warehouse lofts are prevalent. Oversized casement windows will offer panoramic views of the Hudson, including views of Hudson River Park and the iconic Statue of Liberty.
Apartments in the building range in size from two- to seven-bedrooms and 1,700- to 7,000-square-feet. Two duplex penthouse apartments will be offered on the top two floors.
Amenities for the building total 12,000-square-feet and include a lounge, dining suite, children's playroom, fitness center, swimming pool, and a water feature on the eastern wall of the courtyard.
Architects: Robert A.M. Stern Architects (Design), Ismael Leyva Architects (Record); Interior Design: Daniel Romualdez Architects; Landscape Architect: Zion Breen & Richardson Associates; Developer: Related Companies; Program: Residential Condo; Location: Tribeca, New York, NY; Completion: 2018.