Construction Wraps on Selldorf Architects’ 42 Crosby Street, SoHo

42 Crosby Street42 Crosby Street, image by Andrew Nelson

The last time YIMBY checked in on 42 Crosby Street, in SoHo, we reported on the reveal of the project’s renderings, back in September of 2014. Now, construction on the Selldorf Architects-designed building has wrapped, and the final result effectively manages a contextual merger of contemporary stylings with historic surrounds.

The project stands six floors to its rooftop, and only has ten condominiums within, with a total construction area of 50,285 square feet. That includes 3,776 square feet of commercial retail space on the ground floor, which was the first part of the project to open, and is now occupied by “The Animals,” a clothing boutique.

42 Crosby Street

42 Crosby Street, image by Andrew Nelson

Above, there is 37,473 square feet of residential space. Between the ten units, that translates into an average size of almost 3,800 square feet per residence, which is particularly massive for Soho.

42 Crosby Street

42 Crosby Street, image by Andrew Nelson

Architecturally, 42 Crosby does an excellent job of enhancing the neighborhood within a fairly limited envelope. While constraints imposed by the LPC mean that the scope of the building is relatively small, its streetwall is flush with the sidewalk, and the metallic accents of the exterior brighten a corner of SoHo that had previously sat empty as a vacant lot for many years.

42 Crosby Street

42 Crosby Street, image by Andrew Nelson

The one unusual aspect of the project is the inclusion of parking, which is something that Manhattan developers almost always avoid, as it is not mandated by zoning. In this instance, the developers have promised 99-year leases of the ten spaces to the building’s residents for $1 million apiece, although with the condominiums already averaging almost 4,000 square feet each, those numbers may actually seem fairly reasonable to prospective buyers.

42 Crosby Street

42 Crosby Street, image by Andrew Nelson

The building celebrated completion of its residential component just last week, and sales are currently underway.

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