372 Lafayette Street – Take Two!

372 Lafayette Street today

Back in August, we wrote about 372 Lafayette Street, the proposed new building designed by Morris Adjmi that will – once given the go-ahead by the Landmarks Preservation Commission – occupy the site of the existing one-story garage on the corner of Great Jones Street in the NoHo Historic District. The LPC was only partially in support of Adjmi’s original design, and after the public hearing in August they sent him back to the drawing board to make some modifications. You can see photos of the original design and read about the LPC’s comments HERE.

Today, the architect returned to the LPC with a revised design, which the Commission unanimously approved. View photos after the jump.

Morris Adjmi's original design for the site, as presented to the LPC in August

The revised design, approved today by the Commission

The approved design lacks the canopy above the main entrance that was part of the original design, and has incorporated brick piers that follow the vertical lines of the aluminum, getting smaller as they move upward. The depth of the windows has also been increased from about 5″ to 11″.

What do you think of the approved design? See more photos on our Landmarks Applications Webpage.


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avatar Elizabeth Finkelstein is GVSHP's Director of Preservation & Research.