Six-story home approved for West Broadway


Rendering of Tribeca private residence at 230 West Broadway. Image courtesy of Turett Collaborative Architects.

Existing two-story building to be demolished. Steven and Sherri Schnall, private owners of 230-234 West Broadway within the Tribeca West Historic District, were granted a permit to construct their 9,000- square-foot private residence. The plan, designed by Turett Collaborative Architects, requires the demolition of an existing two-story building at 230 West Broadway, which will be replaced by a six-story building with a blackened steel and glass facade featuring an aluminum and glass garage door, a steel and glass ground floor canopy, and single-pane, metal-clad windows on the upper floors. The new building will be integrated with a renovated two-story building, once home to No Moore Bar.

Community Board 1 opposed the application by a vote of 29-1-2. The Board noted that, even though architect Wayne Turett had done considerable work in Tribeca and was respected for his sensitivity to the neighborhood, the design of the new building lacked context. The Board objected to the facade of both buildings, the bris-soleil canopy atop the north facade of the new building, and the railings on the roof.

In a unanimous vote, Landmarks approved, noting that the building to be demolished did not possess any significant architectural or historical features. Landmarks noted that the height and massing of the proposed building would match the scale of the neighborhood, and that contemporary facades appropriately invoked the industrial character of the Tribeca West Historic District.

LPC: 230-234 West Broadway (COFA# 07-1865) (Sept. 12, 2006) (Turett Collaborative Architects). CITYADMIN

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