702 Sansom Street. Credit: SLCE Architects
„ The first design was revealed in the beginning of 2017, featuring a façade composed of a mix of red brick and glass, but was denied by The Historical Commission.
A year later, the current iteration was revealed by Toll Brothers with an increased floor count and added setbacks. The proposal received a more positive reception, and the property was purchased in the beginning of 2019. Demolition of the former low-rise occupants of the site occurred from September through March.
702 Sansom Street will be the first high-rise building directly on Jewelers’ Row, though the surrounding area features a number of mid- and high-rise structures, most notably The St. James, a 498-foot-tall, 45-story, 307-unit apartment building located at 200 Washington Square West half a block southwest of the proposal site.“