|© Zhonggui Zhao|
These two residential towers located in Greenwich Village mark the first construction in Manhattan by Richard Meier. The 16-story towers stand at the north and south corners of Perry and West Street in the West Village overlooking the Hudson River. Their transparent minimal form is a striking addition to the New York City skyline.The buildings are clad in insulating laminated glass and white metal panels with shadowboxes at the curtainwall expressing the individual floor plates. The apartments afford unobstructed panoramic views of Manhattan, the Hudson River and the New Jersey riverfront. Entering from Perry Street, residents pass beneath a covered canopy to their independent lobbies. Each floor houses one individual apartment of approximately 1,817 gsf in 173 Perry Street, the North Tower; and 3,750 gsf in 176 Perry Street, the South Tower. The architectural concrete cores are located to the east so as to maximize the striking river views. Large operable windows are provided in a modulated pattern with perimeter radiant heat allowing for an expansive floor to ceiling glass curtain wall.The buildings embrace the newly renovated Hudson River Park, a network of green and paved open spaces providing a promenade for walkers, joggers, cyclists and rollerbladers all the way from Battery Park City to 59th Street.