The High Line is in full bloom with construction cranes, but the linear promenade is only one front in the West Side’s building boom. The other lies along the Hudson River, where West Street is awash in construction, from the World Trade Center to Riverside South.
Somewhere in the middle lie 290 West Street and 460 Washington Street, a pair of buildings rising in the northern tip of Tribeca, separated from each other by a red brick prewar building at 288 West.
The building on the left, 290 West Street, is an Adjmi & Andreoli design (VE Equities is the developer) that YIMBY revealed in June, and it has just about topped out. The nine-story building will eventually hold 13 high-end condominium units spread over nearly 37,000 square feet of residential space, for an average unit size pushing 3,000 square feet – larger than the average new American single-family home.
On the south side of the block sits the 10-story 460 Washington Street, designed by BKSK, and it also looks to have topped out. It will be significantly more affordable than its neighbor, with smaller units than 290 West Street. Developed by Related, the building will have 107 apartments divided over 141,000 square feet of residential space, for a much more reasonable average unit size of around 1,300 square feet.
Both buildings will have modern designs; 290 West will have a glassy facade, utilizing Adjmi’s trademark casement windows, while 460 Washington will be a relatively simple exercise in brick. Together, the projects represent the continued positive evolution of a formerly industrial neighborhood, and both are set for completion next year.