On their Instagram page, ODA Architecture recently released a new rendering for its upcoming mixed-use residential project at 208 Delancey Street. The site is located on the Lower East Side near the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge, between Pitt Street and Ridge Street on an L-shaped plot. Designers were forced to work around an existing five-story building on the corner of Delancey and Pitt, adding to the structure’s distinctive look. 208 Delancey Street is being developed by New Empire Real Estate Development while Shiming Tam Architect is serving as the architect of record. The closest subway is the F train at the Delancey Street subway station while access to the Williamsburg Bridge is only about five blocks away to the west.
Previous iterations had shown similarities with Zaha Hadid’s striking Chelsea residential building at 520 West 28th Street.
The updated design looks more set and integrated into the neighborhood than the previous, dark-colored version with its sharp, angular windows. The new curtain wall appears to have a mix of light gray-colored bricks in between its curved ribbon windows with copper accents. These architectural elements follow sweeping, rounded corners and extruded balconies that soften the edges of the building.
The 11-story building will rise 119 feet tall with a steel structural frame and yield 80,380 square feet of space. Landscaped outdoor terraces will add some greenery to the project. About 59,000 square feet will go toward the 69 condominium units, each averaging 854 square feet. Two penthouse floors will sit on the tenth and 11th floor with unobstructed views looking south. Nearly 8,300 square feet will be dedicated to an ambulatory diagnostic facility on the ground floor. Residential amenities include a landscaped roof deck, a laundry room, a lounge, an outdoor recreation area, a pet grooming station, onsite parking for ten vehicles, a bicycle room, and private storage.
A completion date for 208 Delancey Street has not been announced yet.