This week, RAL Development unveiled fresh renderings of a new tech-inspired, mixed-use building at 124 East 14th Street near Union Square. The 21-story building will debut as Zero Irving and will eventually comprise a mix of commercial office space, educational facilities, and fast-casual dining.
Designed by Davis Brody Bond, the structure features a glass and metal façade offering playful views of the colorful interior and lighting systems. The top 14 floors will offer market-rate office space. A portion of the commercial area, most likely located below the top floors, will be marketed as affordable office space to small companies.
The lower floors of the building will support a triple-level training center, a tech incubator, co-working spaces, an event space, and an urban food hall managed by Urbanspace.
Overall, the project is envisioned as a vehicle to strengthen a pipeline of local talent, especially for groups currently unrepresented in the technology sector.
“Growth companies as well as established firms can certainly benefit from flexible office space,” said Spencer Levine, president of RAL. “We view the flexible office offering at Zero Irving as an economic boost for second-stage companies and a further amenity for traditional companies.”
Construction kicked off earlier this year and is expected to wrap in 2020.