Work on 111 Varick Street’s reinforced concrete structure is making swift progress in Hudson Square, recently surpassing the first of several setbacks. Located at the northern corner of Varick Street and Broome Street, the future 27-story residential tower received a design update late last year, which can be seen in the featured image above. The rental project is being designed by S9 Architecture and developed by Madigan Development. It will contain 100 affordable and market-rate units, as well as ground-floor retail space. CM & Associates is in charge of construction.
The structural framing of the building has a consistent and typical grid of perimeter columns with large, square-shaped openings and fairly high ceilings. These portals are currently covered in orange netting, but will make way for floor-to-ceiling window panels surrounded by geometrically shaped steel frames between the glass. The metal clippings for the façade are attached to the edge of nearly every floor slab.
Installation of the curtain wall has yet to begin, but the envelope will eventually feature an interesting undulating characteristic. The alternating outward- and inward-facing steel panels will catch sunlight from different angles throughout the day and create a lively play of shadows. These angled exterior frames will be reflected on the glass.
Upper floors will provide views of the Hudson River and Lower Manhattan skyline to the west and to the south. Amenities will include a 15-car parking garage, a roof terrace for all residents, bicycle storage, a lounge, and a laundry room. The closest subway is the Spring Street subway station, serviced by the C and E trains.
A completion date for 111 Varick Street was posted on the construction fence for Fall 2020.