Since construction began last year, work has been constant at 166 Avenue of the Americas, where God’s Love We Deliver is rebuilding and expanding their headquarters. The sale and development of the future One Vandam helped fund the project, located at 166 Avenue of the Americas, which is being designed by Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel.
The God’s Love expansion won’t be nearly as appealing as One Vandam, though given the organization’s status and mission, a starchitect-quality structure would have been unlikely. Nevertheless, GK + V’s design conforms to the street-wall, and while the facade of 166 Avenue of the Americas may be slightly utilitarian, its impact on surrounding blocks and the city as a whole will be positive.
Permits reveal that the official classification for the new God’s Love building is a vertical and horizontal enlargement, with the original 13,166 square-foot structure set to fill 39,658 square feet once the addition is complete. 166 Avenue of the Americas’ height will increase from two to six floors, or from 24 to 104 feet.
As the sole rendering of the project makes clear, the God’s Love expansion will remain in scale with the neighborhood, deferring to its taller neighbor to the north. Given the structure will improve the capabilities of its namesake non-profit developer, its construction should be applauded, especially after NIMBYs attempted to derail the expansion during the approval process.
Completion of 166 Avenue of the Americas is expected next year.
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