122 Greenwich Avenue

In early 2006 the Hines Development Co. proposed to build an 11-story, 128 ft. tall undulating glass-walled apartment building at 122 Greenwich Avenue (at 13th Street and 8th Avenue), in the Greenwich Village Historic District. Village Preservation opposed the design because we did not believe it was appropriate for the Greenwich Village Historic District, or that the additional height allowances that the developer asked for were necessary. Village Preservation was especially concerned about the precedent approval of such a design could set, and the visual impact of the building given its very prominent siting within the protected Greenwich Village Historic District.