The two towers of this residential complex are located in Greenwich Village, overlooking the Hudson River and the newly renovated Hudson River Park, which provides a mixture of green and paved open spaces for walkers, joggers, and cyclists all the way from Battery Park City to Fifty-ninth Street. The intimate scale of the building respects its urban context and establishes it as a gateway to the historical fabric of Greenwich Village.
Both buildings are clad in insulating laminated glass and white metal panels, with the individual floor plates expressed by shadowboxes at the curtain wall. Entering from Perry Street, residents pass beneath a covered canopy to their respective lobbies. Each floor was designed to accommodate a single, loft-like apartment of 1,800 square feet in area in the north tower at 173 Perry Street and 3,750 square feet in the south tower at 176 Perry Street. Living in these buildings is an immersive experience. The floor-to-ceiling windows of each unit surround residents with breathtaking panoramic views and stunning sunsets, while the pristine white interiors reflect an ever-changing mosaic of colors from the surrounding river and sky.
Large operable panels are provided within the floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall that bounds the perimeter of the floor plate on all four sides. This extensive use of glass is made possible by the provision of perimeter heating at floor level throughout the building, ensuring a comfortable environment for the building’s occupants while also maximizing the views available from this unique site along the Hudson River.