First Glimpse at Gene Kaufman-Designed 76 8th Avenue, Meatpacking

76 8th Avenue Meatpacking District76 8th Avenue, image via Gene Kaufman/Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

It’s been almost two years since we last checked in on 76 8th Avenue, on the corner of West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District. A few aspects of the building have changed since YIMBY’s last report. Mainly, it will now be a ten-story building, not twelve. This means the project will lose 7,000 square feet, reducing the total area to 30,000 square feet. And now, we have a first glimpse at renderings.

Gene Kaufman Architects will be designing, and the site is being developed by Sang Lee. The gold-colored façade is of an unknown material, but is likely a form of bronze. The building has a rigid exterior; each floor-to-ceiling window will be a variation of squares.

At the very least, this project will be remarkably different from its rippling 11-story neighbor, One Jackson Square, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. The two buildings side by side will make a fascinating comparison of modern architecture in New York.

As for 76 8th Avenue, no completion date has been formally announced, but the rendering was originally spotted on Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York.

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