7 W 21st Street

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Located in the Flatiron District on West 21st Street, Morris Adjmi’s connected condos were lauded by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Adjmi took the LPC’s advice and narrowed the windows at the 22nd Street base in order to give it a more vertical look and also increased the ratio of metal to stone. “The applicant has [done] everything we asked,” commented commissioner Joan Gerber. Commissioner Michael Devonshire remarked that it was “nice to see a building in the hands of a master.” The plans were approved unanimously.

The design calls for what looks like two separate buildings, one at 21st Street and one at 22nd, connected by the first floor (reserved for retail space) and the lobby above it. On top of those floors would be a shared courtyard. The lower portions of the facades will be made of stone, while the mid and upper portions will be glazed terracotta. The sidewalls will be glazed brick.