40 Mercer Street

Location
New York, New York
Role
Executive Architect
Type
Residential Condominium
Status
Completed 2007
Scale
160,000 sq. ft., 13 Stories, 40 Units

Designed in collaboration with Ateliers Jean Nouvel, 40 Mercer Street is a 13-story, 160,000-square-foot condominium building featuring 40 luxury units. The building is situated on a former department store site located in the SoHo historic district in Lower Manhattan.  Consistent with the neighborhood, the project includes retail and residential amenity spaces on the ground and basement levels.

The notable feature of the building is its very big windows, which comprise the entirety of the façade. A number of windows open with the push of a button, the largest of which are 11 feet high by 20 feet long. A series of terraces wrap around the building and feature swimming pools, a common outdoor area, and four unique outdoor cabanas. A unique keycard system at the lobby level identifies the unit owners and takes them directly to their floor.

AWARDS:
2008 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Magazine, Best of the Best Awards: Best Residential Project
New York Construction News Best of 2008 Awards: Project of the Year (High-Rise Residential)

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