Glass High Rise in New York Gets Green Light

2 December 2009 (Last Updated December 2nd, 2009 18:30)

A ten-storey glass tower is to be built in the Meatpacking District of New York by developer Romanoff Equities, following approval from the New York City authorities. The project, which had previously been opposed by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, was approved f

A ten-storey glass tower is to be built in the Meatpacking District of New York by developer Romanoff Equities, following approval from the New York City authorities.

The project, which had previously been opposed by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, was approved following a reduction of the building's height from 12 storeys to ten.

Designed by James Carpenter Design Associates and Gerner, Kronick + Valcarcel, the building will be situated on the site of a meatpacking plant and will feature 116,000ft² of retail, showroom and office space.

The design is a loft-like, column-free building, which is made of terracotta, zinc and perforated metals in a range of subtle greys, and concrete and glass.