Following almost a decade of development, Jeff Greene’s residential conversion of 100 Vandam Street in Hudson Square, Manhattan has officially topped out. Designed by COOKFOX Architects, the 330-foot building artfully repurposes a 131-year-old coal power plant as a partial podium for 19 stories of new construction above.
YIMBY went on a hard hat tour of 100 Vandam Street, where a 131-year-old coal power plant is being converted to a new residential structure that will rise above the existing load-bearing masonry podium. The site is located in the booming Hudson Square neighborhood at the corner of Vandam Street and Greenwich Street. The construction project, which is being designed by COOKFOX and developed by Jeff Greene, will bring the total height of the new 25-story building to 330 feet.
Back in January of 2015, YIMBY first reported on a proposal for a new development at 92-100 Vandam Street, in the “Hudson Square” neighborhood to the north of the Holland Tunnel. Since then, several major projects have begun construction in the vicinity, including 555-565 Broome Street. Now, YIMBY has confirmation that the original suspected design for 92-100 Vandam is indeed accurate, and is now moving forward through the planning process.
Very early this year, YIMBY brought you renderings of Jeff Greene’s planned 24-story, 62-unit residential development at 100 Vandam Street, in Hudson Square, and now the developer has filed applications for the COOKFOX-designed project. The existing six-story, 55,300 square-foot former factory building will be expanded to 156,629 square feet via a 19-story vertical extension. Of the total square-footage, 2,311 square feet of space will be designated for ground-floor retail. Condos will average a spacious 2,457 square feet each, and a duplex penthouse unit will span the 23rd and 24th floors, according to the Schedule A. The Real Deal was the first to report on the filings.
Two pre-war buildings on the corner of Greenwich and Vandam streets in Hudson Square were reported to be back on the market late last year, with a price-tag of $150 million. While no sale has been…