Dattner Architects

Dattner Architects

New York, NY


175 Delancey

Located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side within the multi-block Seward Park Urban Redevelopment Area, 175 Delancey provides much-needed housing, healthcare, and community services in a mixed-use building. The first building to be completed in the 1.65 million square foot Essex Crossing development, the 15-story building comprises 96,200 square feet of residential space with 100 units for seniors and a four-story podium with ground floor retail, a NYU health clinic, and a community center. Rooftop gardens provide recreational space for tenants and the community center.
Designed to alter the perception of affordable senior housing, a variety of senior-oriented cultural, social, and medical support programs are present in the building. These programs also serve the wider neighborhood, ensuring a variety of services and amenities not possible in a more conventionally programmed project. Of these amenities, two rooftop gardens reproduce a miniature city park, offering recreational and gathering space for community programs and building residents.
The Francis Goldin Apartments (the Goldin) allow residents to remain independent, while also being a part of a community with supportive resources, modern comfort, and practicality. Dattner Architects designed both the Goldin and the mixed-use base of the building, including fit-outs for the NYU Langone Medical Center and non-profit social services providers, Grand Street Settlement and Henry Street Settlement. Open to the community, a cafe on the ground level is part of a training program offered by GSS. The Joan H. & Preston Robert Tisch Center is a new state-of-the art facility encompassing a Physical Therapy practice, an Ambulatory Surgery Center, and two family/primary care practices.
An important milestone in the building’s design involved its orientation on site. The design team provided feasibility studies to support shifting the building’s orientation to an east-west axis, which would allow all units to have abundant day light and stellar views. This change allows all units to be oriented so that residents take best advantage of garden views and sun from the south or expansive views of the Manhattan skyline to the north.

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Status: Built