A new proposal has been submitted to the LPC for 75 Varick Street, in Hudson Square. Trinity Real Estate’s One Hudson Square is set to receive a rooftop renovation, and the top of the 17-story building is slated to be converted to an outdoor recreational space.
The mixed-use commercial and retail space was heavily renovated in 2001 from what was light industrial space to offices and retail space. The upgrade of the structure brought with it a modern HVAC system, sound-deadening windows, a marble lobby, as well as an air scrubber to clean exhaust gases from the heavy traffic area where it resides, by the Holland Tunnel. Tenants also have access to 24 hour security and on-site management.
The proposed upgrade designed by A+I Architects includes a glass enclosure, trimmed in tan concrete. This will match the center of the structure, where an elevator lobby will be, which opens out onto the southeastern edge of the building on Canal Street.
A grey-brick terrace will spread to the east and west edges of the roof and include a border of green space, all framed in by clear glass panels. New matching windows will also trim the 17th floor wall, which borders the interior of the space. This new edition will offer an unobstructed view of One World Trade Center as well as large parts of the rest of Lower Manhattan.
Current tenants of the building include Getty Images, New York Magazine, and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
The building’s location at the corner of Canal Street and Varick Street affords occupants immediate access to the Canal Street subway station, offering service on the 1 and 2 trains.