70-74 Gansevoort Street Begins to Rise Above The Meatpacking District

70-74 Gansevoort Street. Render by BKSK Architects

Recent photos of 70-74 Gansevoort Street show the commercial development beginning its vertical ascent over the Meatpacking District. Located along Gansevoort Street, this is one of several buildings among the Gansevoort Street redevelopment project that spans the length between Washington Street and Greenwich Street. Set to stand roughly 112 feet tall, it is being designed by BKSK Architects and developed by Aurora Capital and William Gottlieb Real Estate.

70-74 Gansevoort Street seen from the Whitney Museum. Photo by Michael Young

46-74 Gansevoort Street, current proposal

46-74 Gansevoort Street, current proposal

Looking from the Whitney Museum at the construction site, it is visible that work on the new building is underway as it rises above the corner of Gansevoort Street and Washington Street. The square-shaped floor slabs, being formed by construction workers, now reach the third floor. The core is located in the back along the southern edge of the property, while a simple grid of interior columns will make up the internal structural supports.

A light-colored brick facade with tall glass windows will enclose the envelope. The building will only be eight stories high, and it should easily top off sometime in the spring.

70-74 Gansevoort Street from ground level. Photo by Michael Young

Over the course of several years, plans and construction on the Gansevoort Redevelopment project were halted a couple of times after a local preservation group, Save Gansevoort, sued the developers and the Landmark Preservation Commission. Finally in February of 2018, almost exactly one year ago, a state appellate court ruled in favor of the developers along with the approval from the LPC.

Looking at the construction signage and rendering displayed along the street, 70-74 Gansevoort Street is reported to be completed in March 2020.

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