Currently in construction, One Great Jones Alley will offer many unique amenities – including an unexpected main entrance down a NoHo alley. Laid in 1806 as part of a country road called “Cross Lane,” Great Jones Alley has served many New Yorkers in a variety of capacities. Soon, it will be repaved with Belgian block and enclosed with a Corten steel and mesh gate, further elevating residents’ sense of arrival. Renderings of this experience were revealed today in the New York Times, along with a few other views that are also available on the building’s website. Renderings were crafted by MARCH.
This morning, the team behind One Great Jones Alley celebrated a much anticipated milestone: the project’s groundbreaking.
Already hailed as a modern landmark, the 12-story development will feature an innovative terra-cotta screen facade that acknowledges the rich masonry and cast-iron articulation of the NoHo Historic District. The design also takes advantage of NoHo’s unique service streets, offering future residents a private entrance from Great Jones Alley that evokes the neighborhood’s rich history.
Among those in attendance at today’s festivities were our clients from Madison Realty Capital, Douglas Elliman’s unstoppable Eklund Gomes team, and our colleagues from Noble Construction Management Corp. Congratulations again to all involved!
In this week’s New York Post, David Kaufman writes that “[o]f all the newly posh districts in downtown Manhattan, few have risen in price and prominence quite like NoHo.” Kaufman covers the recent arrival of several architecturally notable buildings to the neighborhood, including the BKSK-designed 25 Bond Street and One Great Jones Alley, highlighting the latter’s “swift approval through NoHo’s stringent landmarks commission.”
New York has a rich architectural terra cotta heritage. This ceramic can be found on a plethora of historic buildings throughout the city, ranging from the iconic like Louis Sullivan’s Bayard-Condict Building and Cass Gilbert’s Woolworth Building to smaller-scale Queen Anne-style rowhouses in Park Slope and vibrantly glazed commercial structures along Coney Island Avenue. Of late, terra cotta has been experiencing a rebirth in contemporary architecture, including that of BKSK, thanks to the material’s inherent properties—specifically its malleability, infinite glazing options, environmental performance, and low toxicity. Read more