NeoClassical Landmark - Monday, June 16, 2014
Architect Shigeru Ban has elevated the Tribeca lofts and penthouses at Franklin Street’s Cast Iron House both literally and figuratively. In addition to adding dramatic style to the building’s 11 duplex residences through the incorporation of double-height ceilings, modern white lacquer cabinetry, soaker tubs, and heated marble floors, Ban created two penthouses that appear to float on air above the building. The penthouses, which feature open-concept kitchens and living rooms, also seem to go on forever, thanks to exterior glass panels that can be retracted to expose an additional 1,400 square feet of outdoor space. The penthouses’ amenities may be unparalleled, but every resident in the building can expect incredible extras, including a fitness center and yoga studio, a hydrotherapy studio, a playroom, a lounge, and plenty of storage space.