Address: 165 Charles Street, at West Street, Google Maps
Neighborhood West Village
Architect Richard Meier
16-story, 180-ft.-tall building with 31 apartments and 100,000 total sq. ft.
Developers: Izak Senbahar and Simon Elias
Marketing agent: The Sunshine Group
The fast-disappearing Charles St. building was once home to Pathfinder, a socialist publishing company, and at another point, to a succession of gay bars. Glenn Bristow, a former Community Board 2 member, recalled a mural of revolutionary leaders on the building’s south side, which, she said, was blocked from view by a yellow wall put up a few years ago because a neighbor didn’t want to see it.
In between the new Meier site and his two existing towers is Charles Lane, a historic, cobblestone street, though the cobblestones are rapidly becoming the street’s only historic element.
“It’s not landmarked,” Albert Bennett, of the Greenwich Village Community Task Force, said of the new site. “That means Charles Lane will have 16 stories on the south and 16 stories on the north.”
The new tower at 165 Charles Street will be slightly taller and wider than its two neighbors, and the apartments will cost about 25 percent more, ranging
from $1.15 million for a 682-square-foot studio to $18.5 million for the duplex penthouse, all 4,551 square feet of it.
Pictures of 165 Charles Street
165 Charles Street next to Perry West towers in August 2005.
165 Charles Street is rising next to Perry West towers. 25 December 2004.
165 Charles Street is rising next to Perry West towers. 11 September 2004.
Construction of 165 Charles Street and sunbathers on Pier 45. 12 June 2004.
Demolition of the four-story, red-brick Pathfinder building at Charles and West Sts., just south of the new Richard Meier-designed, twin luxury residential towers flanking Perry St., is almost complete. The new building is also being designed by Meier.
7 November 2003.