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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7 Comments on "70-74 Gansevoort Street Begins to Rise Above The Meatpacking District"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: I’m healthy so I would like hard work such construction or problem to do. Progress report from Michael Young not hazard on me from head to foot, strong and wise will benefit you anything. (Thanks to Michael Young)

  2. Render is a verb

  3. That complex took long time opposition from local NIMBY, finally began to proceed. 6 story building and 5 story buildings looks retros to me, what is good for this historical neighborhood. Originally they are proposed these buildings with little higher height per some floors, but same amount of floors. It was too “skyscraperish” for local NIMBY… Original corner building was 4 story.

  4. Boutique offices, stores, restaurants, as well all around of them in this area. Next to Southern tip of High Line. I don’t know what Save Gansevort NIMBY group was preserved here, rundown asbestos filled 19th century structures, full of insects and rats. Now they rebuilt them with new materials, adding additional floors for extra office space, is this destruction of Gansevort??? Is this a skyscraper glass boxes???
    Or same “gentrification” worries from AOC/Nadiya Velasquez like voter groups??? Yes, it is a “gentrification” in already long time ago gentrified neighborhood with “PRADA” like brands and night clubs for celebrities!!!

  5. Deslie Lawrence | February 23, 2019 at 5:38 pm | Reply

    Question: There seems to be a discrepancy as to the height of 74 Gansevoort Street. The drawings show SIX stories (good), but some statements describe it as EIGHT stories tall. Can anyone please clarify? I live in the big yellow building directly across on Washington Street. If no. 74 is slated to be six stories tall, it will come just below my window view and I will still be able to see the Empire State Bldg, but more importantly the two magical golden domes in the distance that light up in the distance. My lease will be up after the summer, so I would be grateful to know whether people from number 74 will be able to look into my bedroom. Thank you if you can please respond to this.

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