Renderings Unveiled for 12-Story Cantilevered Condos at 100 Norfolk

Posted on: February 18th, 2013 at 1:13 pm by
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[Photo: ODA]If Blue continues to disgust you, then avert your eyes. Another terrible design is presently in the works just across the way at 100 Norfolk Street.

Just when we thought total out-of-context development had run its course, we stumbled upon designs for a new glass monstrosity at 100 Norfolk. You’ll recall that this property, formerly owned by Ratner’s, was sold last year for a slim $8.8 million. It was revealed at the time that the buyer would unleash a twelve-story condoplex onsite, with 44,000 square-feet of residential real estate. Those plans, and the renderings, are now publicly available.

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[Photo: ODA]ODA Architecture unveiled the new project over the weekend. The new building will boast 38 residential units, as well as public and private terraces. Regarding the latter, plans indicate a 5,000 square-foot rooftop and a 2,000 square-foot roof deck on one of the neighboring buildings.

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[Photo: ODA]Here is the obligatory industry babble that’ll have you clawing for the barf bag:

Located at the Lower east side Manhattan, one of the most significantly diverse areas of New York City, 100 Norfolk Street expresses unlimited potential and ambition hidden within its block. Peering above its small lot, the 12 story building is combining its mass from the surrounding properties to create a stepping volume which cantilevers over the adjacent low rise buildings like an inverted “wedding cake” or ziggurat. The unexpected massing, cladded in a glass curtain wall, reflects a paradoxical mid-block freestanding building offering striking views and strong interior light exposure for an array of residential spaces – a pendant above the city.

And the translation – “whether you like it or not, we will ruin the Lower East Side skyline with this cantilevered, ‘wedding cake’ design.”

[via Arch Daily]

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