Gateway II

New York, New York

Located in East Harlem at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and East 126th Street, this new 50,000 square foot mixed-use building incorporates retail, office, and residential uses. The developer requested a unified design that provides the separation of uses and respects their different scales.

Gateway II

New York, New York

Located in East Harlem at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and East 126th Street, this new 50,000 square foot mixed-use building incorporates retail, office, and residential uses. The developer requested a unified design that provides the separation of uses and respects their different scales.  The six-story building has a ground floor of retail space followed by two floors of office space. The remaining top three floors house a community facility with a residential health-care component.

The primary exterior material of glazed brick is articulated with a varied fenestration pattern that expresses the programmatic divisions of the floors: larger fixed windows for the lower office floors, smaller scale operable windows with related mechanical grills for the upper two floors of community facility and residences. Two entrances serve the different uses, with a lobby for the offices located along the commercial Lexington Avenue and a lobby for the residential community facility portion located along the smaller-scaled 126th Street. The top floor is set back from the street wall providing a terrace and green roof for use by the residents.  The overall massing and floor to floor heights allow for a potential future connections to an adjacent existing building owned by the same developer.

Completed:2010
Photography byAlexander Severin