Early renderings are out for a sleek and modern building at 378 Broome Street, in Little Italy. The project will replace the Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz, a defunct Catholic church that was sold for over $7 million to real estate firm Urban Standard Development, after the Archdiocese of New York declared that it was no longer sacred.
The six-story building is likely to yield around 15,000 square feet, including a lobby retail space on the ground floor. The structure will contain single-story and duplex condominiums, though how many units will be created has not been announced.
Hollwich Kushner will be responsible for the design. The large windows and brutalist borders along the façade, either concrete or brick, illustrates a deconstructivist twist. The material bends, and windows cave inwards. The resulting building will be an exciting twist on the traditional pre-war architecture that predominates in the vicinity.
Demolition permits have not yet been filed, and the estimated completion date has not been announced.