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    Default 61 Ninth Avenue - Prince Power - Kohn Pederson Fox

    Fresh Prince of W. 15th St.

    by Lois Weiss

    The last remaining unfettered development site in the Meatpacking District is going to morph from wood to wow.

    We’ve learned the Prince Lumber Co. at 61 Ninth Ave., on the southwest corner of West 15th St., will soon relocate to Clinton so its current valuable site can host a brand new 12-story glass office tower.

    Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the swirling glass façade is designed to resemble the waves on the nearby Hudson River.

    Its 172,000 square feet of office space will also encompass three floors of retail and a fourth floor of restaurants.



    Current plans call for a desirable roof deck plus two other outdoor terraces.

    Naming rights could also become part of a leasing package, said Justin DiMare, of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, who has been working with the ownership for more than two years to locate a new site for the company and plan the new Prince Tower, which could even become a bit larger.

    The new building will rise on its site, which is just north of and adjacent to the Apple store at the northwest corner of West 14th St.

    The tower will have 100 feet of frontage along Ninth Avenue before wrapping west around the corner for another 170 feet along 15th Street, making for some amazing future storefronts and views over the rest of the low-rise area.

    According to DiMare, who has been overseeing all the transactions, the longtime family owners of Prince Lumber will relocate their business to a new building now under construction at 612-18 W. 47th St. on a site they bought in January for $10.6 million.

    “He was adamant about finding a relocation site and wanted to stay in Manhattan,” said DiMare of the owner of the 90-year-old company. “He has 30 to 40 workers and didn’t want to shut down.”

    Rather than simply selling the M-zoned Meatpacking land to another developer, they also decided to redevelop the site that lies outside the historic district themselves.

    This means no Landmarks OK is needed for what will be an as-of-right structure.

    DiMare and NGKF colleague Paul Ippolito will handle the office leasing, while Jeffrey Roseman of NGKF Retail will oversee the retail deals.

    Groundbreaking is so far scheduled for next year, with the building open for tenants in January 2016.

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    Oops, could one of the mods please fix the title - Tower not Power .

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    Prince Power is better.

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    Beautiful. I hated that lumber yard. They need to raze the crappy tenements on 9th across from the Maritime Hotel.

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    OK, mods, no need to change the title .

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    This will be a good addition to the neighborhood.

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    It looks very nice.

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    So they ditched KPF and now it's a Vinoly design?


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    Vinoly...might just as well have used Kaufman and saved a few more bucks.

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    Ouch.

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