New York, New York
In Association with Armani Casa
Completed in 2008, the renovation of a 1920’s era office tower into residential condominiums involved the adaptive reuse of 680,000 sf into 400 condominium units with several floors of amenity spaces. With the original structure having been constructed in 1928 as the headquarters for the predecessors of Chase Manhattan Bank, 20 Pine Street exemplifies pre-Depression era New York City high-rise construction. At 36 stories and with multiple setbacks, our design incorporated many private terrace spaces. The design objective was to create modern, efficient residential dwellings while retaining the historic grandeur of the existing structure. In addition to street level retail, the building contained six cellar levels, several of which contained historical bank vault areas. Amenity spaces include a pool within one vault, a game room within another, a rooftop deck, a business center, a demonstration kitchen and lounge, a library, a gymnasium, and a yoga studio. The project was completed at a cost of $120M (in 2008 dollars). The project illustrates the potential rebirth of a historic building as a new contemporary home for New Yorkers and the social realignment of the financial district into a vital 24/7 community.