540 Hudson Street rises above street level in Greenwich Village, Manhattan

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Construction of 540 Hudson Street progresses as the seven-story, 63-foot-tall reinforced concrete superstructure begins to rise above the sidewalk scaffolding. William Gottlieb Real Estate is the developer and Titanium Construction Services is the general contractor for the Greenwich Village property, which is located at the corner of Hudson and Charles streets. The residential and commercial building stands on what was once a vacant lot and before that a gas station and garage. The Monuments Preservation Commission (LPC) approved the updated plans last December and BKSK Architects is adopting the original design initially envisioned by Morris Adjmi Architects. The end result will be a 48,535 square foot building with 6,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and a cellar, and a total of 26 apartments.

Photographs of the building show the beginning of the slightly corrugated concrete floor plates and rounded corners. Timber forms and metal scaffolding continue to support each new set of columns and walls.

540 Hudson Street. Photo by Michael Young

540 Hudson Street. Photo by Michael Young

540 Hudson Street. Photo by Michael Young

540 Hudson Street. Photo by Michael Young

540 Hudson Street. Photo by Michael Young

YIMBY previously reported that 540 Hudson Street would have second-floor amenities connected to an outdoor patio, one-bedroom apartments measuring 670 square feet, two-bedroom amenities averaging 1,200 square feet each, and a 1,820 square foot three bedroom penthouse on the top floor. The architectural height of 540 Hudson Street contextually respects the adjacent low-rise structures while providing a charming envelope with a perforated window grille, a floor-to-ceiling ground floor commercial facade, and a corbelled cornice that would also follow the same elegant wavy pattern of the brick walls. This element has been toned down slightly from the previous iteration, though it’s still an eye-catching part of the design. Other changes include reducing the mechanical partitions at the top of the roof parapet and the size of the penthouse.

The structure is close to Christopher Street PATH station and Christopher Street underground stop along Seventh Avenue which provides access to the local train 1. A large number of convenience stores and food and beverage outlets and entertainment surrounds the project site.

540 Hudson Street is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023, as shown on the on-site construction sign.

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