22-Story Green Office/Hotel Planned at Hudson Square
By Natalie Dolce
September 11, 2007
NEW YORK CITY-Developer Tribeca Assoc. has chosen Brennan Beer Gorman Architects to design its latest mixed-use office and boutique hotel at 330 Hudson St. A source close to the deal confirms to GlobeSt.com that the price is $220 million, and the deal--which was set to close today--will close "any moment now."
The 12-story boutique hotel will rise above the office building and will be one of the few Silver LEED Certified hotels in the US. Located in the downtown Hudson Square area of Manhattan, blocks away from SoHo, Tribeca and the West Village, 330 Hudson St. will feature the redevelopment of the existing historic eight-story masonry warehouse building into 292,000 sf of office space, 15,000 of retail space, and a 171-room luxury boutique hotel tower.
The source tells GlobeSt.com that Andrew Peretz and Robert Constable, both executive directors of Cushman & Wakefield, brokered the ground lease on behalf of the developer. Upon completion, the 22-story building will contain a 7,000-sf rooftop event space, rooftop pool, sky bar, signature restaurant, outdoor terraces, conference center, and a fitness center.
According to a release from the architect, 330 St. Hudson spans nearly 100 years of design: the high quality “bones” of 20th century construction coupled with the addition of the latest, cutting edge systems, design vision and amenities. Originally built in 1910, the existing palazzo scale warehouse building was designed by Charles Haight as a U shaped structure facing Hudson Street, featuring magnificent views as well as a significant courtyard at the building’s east side.
The release noted that BBG’s design renovation retains the original external structure continuing the courtyard’s role as an important iconic element. A meticulous restoration of the facade preserves the building’s unique New York design detail of the early 20th century.
"Rising from the historic building, the slender rectilinear luxury boutique hotel tower is designed to respect and compliment the style and proportion of the existing building, while simultaneously portraying its architectural difference," the release said. "Contrasting with the heavier masonry base, the new light-weight tower appears to soar out and over the existing eight-stories below. The tower is capped with a signature double height loggia that heightens the sense of ascension."
“We are pleased to help create a new benchmark of sustainable design integrating a highly design conscious attitude of historic preservation with a commitment to protecting our environment,” says Marc Gross, BBG’s partner-in-charge. Designed with optimal efficiency in mind, 330 Hudson features a completely new infrastructure package. Among the few hotels in the US to attain a Silver LEED Certification, its sustainable design features makes the building revolutionary in its scope of environmental consciousness.
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