An entire block of garbage is coming down and will be replaced by this HdM tower.
Interestingly, this tower appears to be a 1/15th version (height wise) of Witkoff’s Park Lane.
By TIM McKEOUGH
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
Ian Schrager has a long list of New York real estate hits, from Studio 54 to Morgans hotel to the 40 Bond condominium. Now he’s hoping to do it again, but this time in the West Village, with a new blocklong condominium at the edge of the Hudson River.
The building, 160 Leroy, will rise along the West Side Highway, between Clarkson and Leroy Streets, a once slightly grittier section of the sought-after neighborhood that was home to a carwash, auto repair shops and a strip club.
“It was three separate sites, and it was a nightmare putting it together,” said Mr. Schrager, who initially owned just one site with Ares Management. After a year and a half of negotiations, the owners of the other two parcels, Weinberg Properties and William Gottlieb Real Estate, joined the project as partners.
The combined site is now being cleared for a 15-story, 49-unit building designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, with expected completion by the end of 2016. It’s the third time Mr. Schrager has chosen to work with the Pritzker Prize-winning firm, after 40 Bond and 215 Chrystie, which is also under construction.
“Every time I step up, I want to do something new and original, and they’re capable of doing that,” said Mr. Schrager, noting that the firm has no signature style. “There’s so much product coming out, the only way you can distinguish yourself is by doing something really unique, and providing a level of finishes and details that other developers wouldn’t do.”
For 160 Leroy, Herzog & de Meuron has designed a curvaceous structure of exposed light-colored concrete and floor-to-ceiling windows that ripples alongside the West Side Highway, and extends east into the neighborhood with two arms, along both Clarkson and Leroy Streets, that embrace an internal courtyard.