Construction permits have been filed for 151 Mercer Street, which will soon become Tory Burch’s five-story flagship store. Demolition on the site’s old building is imminent, and the development has completed its navigation through landmarking. O’Neil Langan Architects is designing the project.
The store will measure nearly 10,000 square feet, and the building will feature a rooftop terrace. 151 Mercer Street will have a historically-minded design, which also explains how the project flew through landmarking without any hitches; within the traditional design there will be subtle contemporary flourishes, including “weathered steel cladding with blackened steel trim.”
The Historic Districts Council’s website has a rendering of 151 Mercer Street — obtained during the landmarks’ approval process — and the building will look completely contextual with its SoHo surroundings. At five stories, it won’t make an impact on the skyline, but the presence of a new flagship store will certainly add to pedestrian activity.
Completion of the new building is likely by 2016. The first round of permits were denied approval on January 30th, but the hold-up is likely a simple technicality.
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