The web site for One York Street, a project we wrote about way back in June, has finally gone live with lots of new detail about this glassy Tribeca loft condo designed by Enrique Norten. The 40 one to three bedroom apartments will fill two 19th century buildings, and be linked by a new thoroughly modern glass and steel structure that rises up out of the core. More after the jump, including dramatic interiors by Norten, cool apartment finishes, and a freaky automated private car park system.
As the Times noted, Enrique Norten's star has risen quickly here in the two years since his Mexico City based firm TEN Arquitectos opened its New York office. The building he has designed at 1 York Street will form a kind of gateway into Tribeca. New retail space at street level will give pedestrians a safe landing across the forbidding Canal Street thoroughfare. (The city plans to eventually remake a now-barren triangle formed by Laight, Varick and Canal Streets into a pocket park.)
Inside the loft-style apartments Norten has specified maple wood flooring and open plan kitchen systems by Bulthaup (above). For the baths Norten has custom designed the sinks and floating white cabinets. Below is a stunning visualization of the penthouse interior, with it's double-height 20 foot ceiling. The glass and panorama views of downtown will make this one of the most dramatic perches in Manhattan south of 14th Street.
There will also be a unique fully-automated car park that requires no garage attendant and can retrieve parked cars in 90 seconds. See the parking animation, as well as all full size images, when you visit the One York site linked below. Make sure to view unit 7B with pool.
This is one of a handful of projects developed and designed for people who truly want to live in architecture. Frankly, it's now a tossup whether we'd rather live here or 40 Mercer. While the Richard Meier towers on West Street may have once blazed a trail for this kind of thing, there's no denying that Jean Nouvel's 40 Mercer and now Enrique Norten's 1 York have picked up the baton--and may now be pulling away to leave everyone else in the dust.