LPC Reviews Proposals for Office Building at 72 Grand Street in Soho

Rendering of 72 Grand Street - Katz Architecture; RKTB ArchitectsRendering of 72 Grand Street - Katz Architecture; RKTB Architects

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is currently reviewing proposals to construct a five-story office building at 72 Grand Street in the Soho Cast Iron Historic District of Manhattan. The site currently sits vacant with frontage along both Grand and Wooster Streets. If approved, the new building will top out at nearly 88 feet including all required mechanicals.

The proposals were prepared in collaboration by Katz Architecture and RKTB Architects and include preliminary renderings. Illustrations reveal a stone base with large floor-to-ceiling windows on the ground level, aluminum-framed windows on the second through fourth floors, and a light gray façade throughout.

The renderings also appear to reveal a ground-level retail component and an activated roof deck with a glass handrail at each edge.

Existing conditions(left) and rendering of 72 Grand Street (right) - Katz Architecture; RKTB Architects

Existing conditions(left) and rendering of 72 Grand Street (right) – Katz Architecture; RKTB Architects

Specified components within the structure include cellar-level storage space, an additional sub-grade level for a manufacturing tenant, and commercial area on floors one through four.

The proposed development was presented to the LPC in a public hearing on September 22 and is now under review by the commission. At this time, it is not clear when construction could begin at the property.

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6 Comments on "LPC Reviews Proposals for Office Building at 72 Grand Street in Soho"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | September 28, 2020 at 6:36 am | Reply

    You are now connected to the development world, including myself: Hello New York YIMBY.

  2. It somewhat fits into the area and it generally looks nice so I’ll say it’s good.

  3. It’s definitely nice, but I think a little more could be done to fit in with the overall character of the historic district. Send it back for revision!

  4. What is an “activated” roof deck?

  5. How ’bout a few trees?

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