[Rendering via Pasanella & Klein Stolzman & Berg, Architects]
The mythical Barneys MePa outpost is looking more and more realistic, as today Fashion Week Daily brings a detailed report on just where the luxury department store is planning to open a new store. Previous rumormongering put the location at West 13th and Washington Streets, but the Daily gets specific. They cite a document from the Landmark Preservation Committee that states that Barneys has plans to demolish the two-story building at 402 West 13th Street and then rebuild it as five deluxe stories under the guidance of architectural firm Pasanella & Klein Stolzman & Berg, Architects—which currently lists 402 West 13th as a project on their website.
Their description of the project, rendered above, is: "A new five-story structure in the Meatpacking District featuring retail and commercial space. Materials such as brick and steel tie the building to the historic district while a Terra Cotta rain screen system and corrugated glass canopy provide a more modern palette. A roof deck for tenants will provide a unique vantage point for this exciting neighborhood."
FWD adds that they've heard rumors that "the lease on Barneys' 18th Street Co-Op location is expiring soon." A new Meatpacking District location, and a relocated warehouse sale? Times really are changing.
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