320 West acts as a model for responsible development through its implementation of innovative sustainability measures, bringing retail and premium office space to a prime Manhattan site.
Neighboring one of New York’s major transit hubs and an iconic landmarked building, 320 West is positioned at a busy public transit crossroad that is quickly developing into a technology hub. The building’s massing is sculpted as a central tower embraced by stepped terraces, each fitted with lush plantings for occupants to enjoy. These gridded elevations evoke the district’s industrial past, when warehouses, railyards, and the High Line defined the area’s character. A copper south-facing façade nods to adjacent local red brick apartments.
An innovative program places retail, restaurant, and community spaces at ground level, commercial office space on the second floor, and flexible floorplans above, ensuring a future-proofed structure. A repositioning project that achieves superior energy efficiency, 320 West employs passive and dynamic solar controls, smart HVAC systems that recycle air, and latent heat recovery ventilation. The building’s green roofs and terraces capture and reuse 100% of storm water runoff. Through ample greenspace and daylit work areas, the project leads in wellness design.