64 University Place’s Exterior Nears Completion in Greenwich Village, Manhattan

64 University Place. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox.

Exterior work is nearing the finish line on 64 University Place, an 11-story residential building in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Argo Real Estate and Bsafal, the 125-foot-tall structure will span 63,000 square feet and yield 28 condominium units with sales and marketing led by Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes of the The Eklund ǀ Gomes Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, as well as a community facility and ground-floor retail space. SPACE Copenhagen is the interior designer, Deborah Nevins is the landscape designer, and CNY Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located between East 10th and East 11th Streets.

Nearly all of the scaffolding has been removed since our last update in late January, when much of the eastern face was covered. Recent photographs show the details in the hand-laid brickwork and arched window motif on the front elevation. Most of the dark metal railings are now in place in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows and along the edges of the stepped setbacks on the upper half of the building. A few windows have yet to be installed on the northern elevation, and the ground floor and mechanical bulkhead remain to be unveiled from behind scaffolding. Interiors are well underway at this point.

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Renderings of 64 University Place preview the completed look of the greenery-adorned façade, the ground-floor frontage, and private landscaped courtyard.

Rendering courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox.

Rendering courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox.

Rendering courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox.

Rendering courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox.

Rendering courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox.

Residential amenities will include a fitness center and sauna, and an event space facing a landscaped interior courtyard. An extensive amenity list has yet to be announced. It was last reported that the ground floor will contain retail and public gallery space.

The closest subways from the site are the 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, W, and L trains at the 14th Street-Union Square station; the R and W trains at the 8th Street-NYU station; and the A, C, E, B, D, F, and M trains at the West 4th Street-Washington Square station.

YIMBY anticipates 64 University Place will finish construction sometime in the second half of 2024.

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31 Comments on "64 University Place’s Exterior Nears Completion in Greenwich Village, Manhattan"

  1. This is a very solid project! More of this neeeed.

  2. Classy.

  3. beautiful

  4. My jaw just dropped seeing these photos. This looks excellent! ❤️❤️

  5. David : Sent From Heaven. | March 28, 2024 at 10:42 am | Reply

    Bricks can be used for construction in many different ways, beautiful and dreamy that’s not including the greenery: Thanks to Michael Young.

  6. Ofc there come newyorkyimby folks who have fetishes for brick bldgs and hate glass bldgs

    • (Laughs in One World Trade Center, Brooklyn Tower, and One Vanderbilt).

      Get your mind checked and stop spreading hateful stereotypes my dude 💁🏻‍♂️😂😂

      • it isn’t a stereotype. Just look back at previous dozens of posts and there’s ALWAYS rant against tall glass buildings being soulless and sterile (especially the ones in Hudson Yards) and always praise about any ok looking brick buildings (especially those that preserve the historical base or facade)

    • What are you trying to imply? That YIMBY people only like brick buildings, and only NIMBY people like glass buildings? You don’t make any sense at all. Not every YIMBY/NIMBY like only one style of buildings.

      I’m a YIMBY that likes this AND the glass facade of The Torch design that was seen last week. Where does that put me then?

      • I’m not talking about YIMBY vs NIMBY. I’m just referring to the users of this website (newyorkyimby). Just go to any posts that have any tall glass buildings in Hudson Yards or Times Square. There are so many hateful comments against them whereas mediocre buildings like this or 111 Charles get more praises.

    • What’s with the beef against Yimbys and using the word “fetish?” Makes you sound perverted and obsessed

      • Just compare the different attitudes in brick buildings posts like this or 111 Charles vs hateful comments for every tall glass building in Hudson Yards or Times Square on this website and you’ll see what I mean

        • Look at the last article for Two Manhattan West as an example and tell me how hateful the comments to the tower and its facade are…

          All I see are YIMBY’s praising and admiring it

          • For the last two weeks I see the following newyorkyimby articles for tall glass bldgs:
            711 Seventh Avenue
            50 And 55 Hudson Street
            418 11th Avenue
            20 Hudson Yards In Hudson Yards, Manhattan
            7 Platt Street
            740 Eighth Avenue
            Wynn Resorts
            All of them has some rant against the bldg. Two Manhattan West is from early February and you conveniently just jump to one of the very few articles that somehow dont rant against tall glass I guess? Yes I shouldnt say there is always some rant against it but I would say 95% of tall glass bldgs here get at least one person ranting against them

        • In response to your last comment: it’s not “convenient” if it happens more than once. Take a look at the two back to back articles of Brooklyn Tower from June and October 2022 as another example of how there have ALWAYS been YIMBY’s praising glass buildings as much as brick buildings. I bring those two up because I remember being stunned by those glass facade photos, though I’m not degenerate and stupid enough to label myself or accuse others with a so called ‘fetish’

          • why don’t you look at more recent articles like what I listed above, instead of going back 18 months? Maybe the website has changed since then? Just look at ANY March articles about any Hudson Yards or Times Square glass buildings. I do think most users on this website are very prejudiced and biased against tall glass buildings in favor of brick buildings and they don’t seem to care about efficiency or building budgets.

          • I see the articles you bring up and thats totally fair and acknowledge their existence. But what I don’t see is 1) why the examples I provided shouldn’t be recognized and fairly contest your claim that EVERY glass building gets a negative rant, and 2) why should the age of an article matter? I give you examples of how there have always been advocates for glass buildings that go further back than your first interactions (you come off as a new person here by the way), but your response is basically saying “they’re too old for me to be relevant to this case.” 🤦🏻‍♂️

            Architects and developers that either maintain or cheapen out on the design and facade is what creates either praise or resentment by both YIMBY’s and NIMBY’s alike. It’s unfortunate that it’s usually been the latter because it’s always about the money, hence the greater number of negative remarks.

            But that still doesn’t justify your claim that ALL glass buildings get a bad rep, and ONLY brick buildings by ‘brick fetishists’ you indiscriminately labeled YIMBY’s & NINBY’s get praised.

          • Of course some (very few) tall glass buildings get positive reviews here too. You’ll have to scroll multiple pages to find such a case though. So I still maintain my position that the popular opinion on this website is extremely biased and prejudiced and too idealistic.

            Don’t get me wrong, I do admire certain brick buildings too (like, Google’s restoration of St. John’s terminal in Hudson Square or The (Sugar) Refinery at Domino park in Williamsburgh) or most granite/stone buildings like most RAMSA buildings. But not every developer or potential tenant can afford it so I don’t get ppl here demonizing efficient tall glass (dull) buildings and praising mediocre brick buildings.

  7. Looking forward to the
    “LIFE AFTER PEOPLE” pictures
    once the greenery grows!
    🤗 🌳🍀🌿🌱🌾

  8. Even a few more windows on the northern elevation would be nice.

  9. Scott Preston | March 28, 2024 at 1:01 pm | Reply

    A very fitting design for the context of the neighborhood. Well done KPF

  10. Beautiful facade design.

  11. I am very impressed. I wanted to move in yesterday! Thank you for showing fire architecture.

  12. Well done

  13. Looks great a few blocks from me but I still miss Agata & Valentina Grocery.

  14. William Brooke | March 29, 2024 at 3:59 am | Reply

    The more classic brickwork is wonderful to see. What a shame that the renderings try to make the whole building look like a brick planter box. I hope and pray that the building will be green to accentuate everything that we need in our great city. Climbing ivy and other vines may not be the best for the stonework; I know, as owner of a brick house that was almost ruined by 80 year old ivy vines.

  15. Amazing work! More Green 🌿🍃

  16. Beautiful concept, would look good in any city. But particularly appropriate NYC and this neighborhood.

  17. The brickwork on the facades had to be rejected as substandard, most probably was executed when freezing outside or close to that.

  18. Colloquially, University Place is now considered part of Greenwich Village, but historically it was never even near the village of Greenwich, which was on the banks of the Hudson River. Just FWIW.

  19. So nice! It seems like we’re past the cheaper post-2008 buildings and glass-clad skyscrapers, and now NYC is really having an architectural moment.

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