Meet the Newest Building Coming to Tribeca’s Franklin Street
Sara Polsky reports for Curbed.
UPDATE: DDG reps sent along the above clearer rendering of the project. The building is tentatively slated to have 11 residential units and retail space.
One of the subcommittee’s main concerns when architect Peter Guthrie presented the plan was whether the building would “turn into a big black box at night” because of the fritted glass and the dark penthouse. Neighbors also wondered about the safety of neighboring buildings still doing repairs from Hurricane Sandy and about the amount of light that would be left in the air shaft between buildings once DDG’s project is completed.
DDG has a few other plans for the building’s exterior: potted street trees (which require MTA approval, according to Tribeca Citizen) and cables with ivy on them along the facade. The Glassy New Building Coming to Sixth Ave. [Tribeca Citizen]