The first renderings are out for Tadao Ando's first project in New York City, 152 Elizabeth Street, a 32,000 sq.ft "ultra-luxury" condominium building to be constructed at the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Street in NoLIta in Manhattan. New York-based luxury residential development firm Sumaida + Khurana commissioned the acclaimed Japanese master architect this past March.
152 Elizabeth Street will add to the changing state of the NoLIta neighborhood, whose moniker stands for "North of Little Italy." In recent years, the neighborhood's historically industrial character has become a trendy hotspot for real estate, boutiques, restaurants, and bars.
Based on Sumaida + Khurana's renderings, the building's design will include Ando's signature elements like poured-in-place concrete, galvanized steel, and an abundant use of glass. Michael Gabellini and Kimberly Sheppard of Gabellini Sheppard Associates will work on the interiors and serve as Architect of Record.
At 7 stories tall and capped with a rooftop terrace, the structure will contain eight individualized luxury residences, ranging from 1,900-5,000 sq. feet. Each residence will feature customizable interiors and include 2-5 bedrooms.
Construction is scheduled to begin within the upcoming months, and expects completion in 2016. Sales for the condos are currently expected to launch in early 2015.