Construction Update: 83 Walker Street
By: Nikolai Fedak on March 7th 2014 at 8:30 am
Excavation is well underway at 83 Walker Street in Tribeca, which will soon give rise to a 9-story residential building; the project’s architect is Morris Adjmi, and the developer is Abra. Plans for the site were approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission back in 2011, and per the Tribeca Citizen, construction finally resumed at the end of 2013.
The New York Observer reported on the project’s initial conception, and also captured a rendering; the same image is featured alongside the development’s construction fencing, though it is completely obscured and impossible to actually see. Still, the online version gives a frame of reference, and the aesthetics of 83 Walker Street will be superb; per Adjmi’s testimony at the Landmarks meeting, “It’s an inversion of a cast iron building … It really informs us about the nature of a cast iron building: Originally, they were built from components that were ordered from catalogs.”
Morris Adjmi has a knack for designing historic-minded structures with modern twists, and his partnership with Aldo Andreoli has resulted in several noteworthy creations, though 83 Walker Street is a solo effort. The non-traditional approach to emulating a classic cast-iron structure will hopefully result in something unique yet contextual to its Tribeca surroundings.
Permits for 83 Walker Street were approved in August of 2013, and indicate the building will have nine units, spanning 14,036 square feet, which will place the development in the ’boutique luxury’ segment of the market. Completion is expected by the summer of 2015.
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