Construction Watch: Tribeca’s Mini-Condo Tops Out at 137 Franklin Street

 


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The skinny mini-stack of three duplex condos at 137 Franklin Street in Tribeca has topped out, the full shell of concrete rising six stories up against the old bricks next door. Now crews are busy screwing in the metal studs, getting ready to fill in the openings with some contextually appropriate metal, bricks and glass. In fact, the creative team at Studio MDA, apparently fans of Rubik’s Cube, recently posted a vid on YouTube showing their design process for the facade concept, giving a modern twist to the historical face planned for 137 Franklin.

Zoning diagrams filed at the Department of Buildings show the lower level duplex will cover about 2,920 square feet, with the middle duplex coming in at almost 3,200 square feet. The upper duplex, with mezzanine and mega-ceilings, will hold a hefty 3,930 square feet (not including the rooftop terrace overlooking the triangulated trees of little Finn Square). There’s no word yet on pricing of the units at 137 Franklin, but potential buyers might be interested to know that the new building sits on a plot controlled by a 150-year ground lease.
· StudioMDA: 137 Franklin Street [YouTube]
· 137 Franklin Street coverage [Curbed]

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Sources: The New York Times, Curbed.com, Brownstoner.com.