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The Zinc Building, 475 Greenwich Street

Between Watts Street & Canal Street   |    Tribeca

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Key Details

  • Condo
  • Built in 2009
  • 21 Apartments
  • 7 Floors
$3,002 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

70

The Zinc Building, 475 Greenwich Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 70, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

26
Out of 44
+
22
Out of 36
+
14
Out of 39
+
8
=
70
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Not Allowed 2 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Free Standing 2 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Average Mix 2 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 30 blocks 3 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
A lot 0 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Minimal but Attractive 2 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 out of 1 points
Door Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
    How was this building rated?

    Douglaston Development erected in 2008 this 7-story condominium apartment building at 475 Greenwich Street on a triangular block bounded by Canal and Watts Streets in TriBeCa.

    Douglaston also built the green-glass residential tower at 325 Fifth Avenue and another residential complex at 555 West 23rd Street.

    This site is directly over the Holland Tunnel and had been occupied by low-rise buildings that once housed a ceramic tile company and a car audio store.

    In discussions with the TriBeCa committee of Community Board 1 the developers agreed not to lease any of the project's 8,000 square feet of retail space to nightclubs or bars.

    Greenberg Farrow Architects designed the 21-unit building which has many of its windows slightly angled.

    It is one of the very few free-standing new developments in Manhattan. It is very near Canal Park at the corner of Canal and West Streets, one of the city's oldest parks that was rededicated with a concert by Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson. It was dedicated at St. John's Square in 1870 and in 1971 the city lent the triangular plot to the agency that was building the Holland Tunnel. It was returned to the city four years later but the Sanitation Department used it to store trucks. The parks re-estasblishment resulted from a campaign by Carole de Saram, Richard Barnett and Jana Haimsohn who sued to have the park restored. The settlement of the case called for the state to pay the $2.7 million restoration costs and to double its size to about two-thirds of an acre.

    Jeffrey E. Levine of Douglaston Development said apartments have ceilings higher than 10 feet and large windows and that they range in size from 1500 to 3000 square feet and the penthouses are duplexes.

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    Nearby Subway Stations

    1. 1
    at Varick 0.18 miles
    1. C
    2. E
    at 6th Ave and Vandam 0.31 miles
    1. A
    at Thompson 0.31 miles

    Carter Horsley's Review

    The Zinc Building, 475 Greenwich Street Carter Horsley's Building Review
    "Douglaston Development erected in 2008 this 7-story condominium apartment building at 475 Greenwich Street on a triangular block bounded by Canal and Watts Streets in TriBeCa." Read Carter's Full Review

    The pros & cons

    Pros
    • Free-standing building
    • Few apartments
    • Good public transportation
    • Convenient to TriBeCa and Soho districts
    • Triangular block
    • Close to Subway
    Cons
    • Considerable traffic
    • No garage
    • No sidewalk landscaping
    • No roof deck
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    The Zinc Building, 475 Greenwich Street Alternate Addresses

    • 116 Watts Street
    • 500 Canal Street

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