Thursday, January 29, 2009
200 West 72nd, Jan 29th, 2009
Rendering Courtesy Metro Green Business
It's a huge building, 19 stories with 196 rental apartments and 48,000sf of retail on the lower 5 floors. It also happens to be Gotham Constructions first effort at a "Green" building with the intention of achieving LEED certified Silver status. As you can see in the rendering it will be a glass enclosed structure, what you can't see is the many green elements that range from building materials, a/c without chlorofluorocarbons, efficient appliances, and even a reflective roof with garden.
One thing for sure is that the building is looking huge. As of this morning they were working on the 14th floor. While this is to be a top of the line luxury rental, don't worry, if times get tight, you can always take advantage of the $1 "recession special" at Gray's Papaya across the street.
Gotham Construction Making It's Mark On Manhattan, And It's A Green One (Metro Green Business)
Scourge Of 72nd Street Gets New Name (Curbed 4/2008)