Space 4 Architecture, aka S4Architecture, has released renderings showing a new design for 226-232 East Broadway on the Lower East Side. The original plans called for two residential towers that would rise with identical architectural languages and surround a landmarked pre-war structure at 228 East Broadway. Now the project shows only one modestly tall building rising to the east of the former nursing home. The Ascend Group is the developer of the site.
The new design has a completely different curtain wall and building mass than the previous iteration. The featured rendering and the photo above show a building that would easily stand out among its neighboring structures. The exterior appears to have a mix of square- and rectangular-shaped floor-to-ceiling glass panels set between architecturally finished concrete walls. Etched lines on the eastern and western elevations would indicate the location of the floor slabs and also visually add a layer of texture and details to these walls.
The main southern elevation features a number of landscaped balconies that define the profile and aesthetics of the tower. It also is the only side of the structure that has multiple setbacks. The northern elevation that faces Midtown is completely flat, but would utilize the same design approach as the front of 226-232 East Broadway. The roof parapet looks to contain mechanical units hidden within an extension on the building’s flat rooftop. Residents on the upper levels will have views of the Financial District to the south and Midtown to the north, along with clear vistas of the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges.
The site of 226-232 East Broadway is located on the northeastern corner of East Broadway and Clinton Street. The original low-rise structure that once sat on the rectangular plot of land has been demolished. The closest subway is the F train at East Broadway, at the corner of East Broadway and Rutgers Street.
A completion date for 226-232 East Broadway has not been announced yet.