June 1st, 2007, 09:50 PM
140 6th Ave
I took these a few months ago. Highly visible site just north of Broome, where Sullivan forks off 6th Ave.
Soho to get a little ‘Lipstick’
A design for a new residential building at 140 Sixth Ave. features a lower, contextual side on Sullivan St. mirroring Soho’s historic architecture, and a taller modernistic, glass “mini-Lipstick Building” look on Sixth Ave. The project also will boast building-integrated photovoltaic collectors — or built-in solar panels — in its glass balcony railings. The former gas station site just south of Spring St. needs a rezoning for residential use. Anthony Morali, the building’s architect, said a 100-foot height cap will be enacted with the rezoning, meaning the new building only could be about 10 stories at its highest point. There will also be a plaza as a “buffer” between the carwash to the south, he said. “We feel we’re in context with what the neighborhood would like to see,” Morali said of the design featuring two heights and two styles. The rezoning needs to go through the city’s uniform land-use review procedure, which could take more than six months.
Now that car wash needs to go.
June 2nd, 2007, 03:14 AM
Crabby airline hostess -
June 2nd, 2007, 08:36 AM
The site is on the border of the proposed South Village Historic District
June 2nd, 2007, 03:45 PM
I like it....though when the car wash is inevitably built out, the proposed plaza might become a dark empty space.
September 2nd, 2010, 01:55 AM
Here's the stalled design by DELLA VALLE & BERNHEIMER.
Here's the NB permit:
Hopefully they keep this design.
September 2nd, 2010, 06:52 AM
It would be nice to see that crappy car wash adjacent to this site taken down.
September 2nd, 2010, 07:16 AM
NYC Aficionado from Oz
I like that design. It reminds me of Chelsea Modern.
September 2nd, 2010, 10:06 AM
According to the DOB application and the Schedule A, this new plan is for a HOTEL (18 stories).
September 2nd, 2010, 12:21 PM
Build the Tower Verre
This is New York, what's with the ill-advised driveway?
September 2nd, 2010, 12:57 PM
Direct access to the car wash next door?
February 1st, 2011, 07:01 AM
NYC Aficionado from Oz
Here's What Soho's Latest Luxury Hotel Won't Look Like
January 31, 2011, by Joey Arak
Della Valle Bernheimer's scrapped 19-story hotel design.
An earlier two-in-one residential proposal from architect Anthony Morali, featuring a
low-rise look on quiet Sullivan Street, and a "mini-Lipstick Building" on the Sixth Avenue side.
This one was printed in the Downtown Express.
The old gas station site on Sixth Avenue.
The Sullivan Street side of the site.
The site in 2005, when the gas station was still standing, via PropertyShark.
The James, the Mondrian, the Trump Soho, the Crosby Street Hotel: Soho has no shortage of luxury inns, and that's not even counting veterans like the Mercer and the Soho Grand. But these new hives of hospitality will have to make room for one more: The Post reports that L.A. hotshot Sam Nazarian has locked in a location for his first of two planned New York City hotels, and it's one of Soho's most high-profile empty pieces of property. Nazarian's company is behind the recent purchase of 140 Sixth Avenue, the former gas station between Spring and Broome Streets. The gas station was torn down a while back, and the site—which extends through to a quiet block of Sullivan Street—has seen a number of derailed proposals over the years.
Two of those proposals are pictured above. Most recently the site was earmarked for a 19-story eco-friendly hotel designed by Della Valle Bernheimer. That glassy wonder was drawn up in 2008, and architect Andrew Bernheimer tells us his firm is not currently involved with Nazarian, so don't expect the final product to be "wrapped with a continuous structurally glazed window wall, with recessed slab edges which articulate the facade as a series of horizontal strata." Seriously, don't. You'll just be disappointed.
What will the new hotel look like? We don't know! There are no new building permits filed for the site just yet. According to the Post, Nazarian is bringing both his SLS and Redbury brands to New York, and it's not clear which name will get slapped onto this one—which, by the way, is just steps from the James and Trump Soho. Battle of the Bellhops?
Some LA flavor comes to Sixth Avenue [NYP]
February 1st, 2011, 07:06 AM
I want that POS carwash to be razed ASAP. It would be nice if the City condemned it and built a park on the site.
June 12th, 2013, 08:09 AM
NYC Aficionado from Oz
According to Curbed, this is 124 Sixth Avenue.
Sorry if it's just me , but is this up the road, or the same?
18-Story Condo Tower Planned for SoHo Car Wash Site
By Andrea Swalec
SOHO — An 18-story condo tower may rise on the site of a Sixth Avenue car wash that closed over the winter, documents show.
Developers are seeking city approval to construct a 27-unit building with ground-floor retail on the northeast corner of Sixth Avenue and Broome Street.
City records show property owners Madison Equities and Property Markets Group plan to turn the triangular plot of land that until March was home to a car wash into a wedge-shaped condo tower, including four townhouses of about 4,500 square feet each.
The developers need approval from the city Board of Standards and Appeals to proceed because the land is zoned for industrial, not residential, use. They will appear before Community Board 2 on Wednesday to ask for advisory support for the zoning exception at the site, which was home to a gas station until 2009.
Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, plans to urge the city to reduce the size of the tower, which he said would be surrounded by buildings one to six stories tall, most of which date back to the 19th century.
"We believe that if this development is to be allowed a variance for residential development at this location, it should be at the size and density which is allowed for residential development in the surrounding area," Berman said in a statement.
The development site falls within a zone GVSHP has long fought for the city to landmark.
Madison Equities and Property Markets Group's lawyer did not immediately respond to an inquiry about how the tower would fit in with its neighbors, but documents submitted to the BSA point out its proximity to the 48-story Trump SoHo two blocks away, at Varick and Dominick streets, and the 18-story Hampton Inn Manhattan-SoHo, just one block away at Sixth Avenue and Watts Street.
GVSHP, along with neighborhood associations, is also fighting the construction of a condo tower one block north. The nonprofit God's Love We Deliver is planning to double the size of its Sixth Avenue and Spring Street building and sell its air rights to Quinlan Development Group so the company can build a 14-story tower. Opponents of the project say the building planned for 180 Sixth Ave. would block neighbors' views and light.
CB2's land use committee will hear a presentation on the Sixth Avenue and Broome Street development plan at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School, located at 272 Sixth Ave.
CB2 will issue an advisory vote on the project at its full board meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20.
June 12th, 2013, 11:24 AM
The same. The old hotel proposal didn't stretch to the lots with the carwash however.
I like the clock.
Considering how wide and vacuous Sixth Avenue feels in this area, I welcome the height of this.
Last edited by Derek2k3; June 12th, 2013 at 11:33 AM.
June 12th, 2013, 12:11 PM
I'm not loving the design but I think the height is good and the clock is a nice touch.