See the Latest Odd Incarnation of This Karl Fisher-Designed Greenpoint Building

Rendering of 26 West Street by Karl Fischer


When Brownstoner last wrote about architect Karl Fischer’s underwhelming design for 26 West Street, we acknowledged that it was “a cut above” his average work. But the latest rendering of this seven-story 96-unit Greenpoint building — though still an architectural patchwork — is almost not bad.

What do you think?

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Old rendering of 26 West Street by Karl Fischer

The revised design added a seventh floor, industrial-style windows at the center of the structure, another two large arched windows on the ground floor, additional balconies and expanded red facade areas.

The resulting stylistic melange looks like Fischer took the base of a 19th-century Romanesque stone building, plopped a red midcentury International Style warehouse on top, then added a gray brick contemporary expansion to the front of that. With extra windows.

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Rendering of interior of 26 West Street by Durukan Design

The interior, designed by Durukan Design and first noted by 6sqft, looks very dark and moody, with lots of textured gray surfaces and metal accents.

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Rendering by Durukan Design

In addition to the 96 rental units, the building will have retail spaces and a 48-car parking garage — all adding up to 80,000 square feet.

Construction on the building started in the fall.

Developer Simon Dushinsky of the Rabsky Group bought the property at 26 West Street for $12,700,000 in 2014, according to public records.

[h/t: 6sqft]

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