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08/17/2016

New SoHo Building Features Cast-Aluminum Façade


A new condominium building in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood has found a way to both blend into and stand apart from the area’s distinctive architectural style. XOCO 325 (aka 325 West Broadway) is a condominium building that features the usual amenities expected of New York’s residences—walls of glass, outsized square footage, designer fixtures, anticipated LEED™ certification—but its most distinctive feature is its cast-aluminum facade, a homage to SoHo’s famous pre-war buildings.

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Occupying what was once a chocolate factory, XOCO 325 was developed, designed, built, and managed by DDG, a multi-disciplinary firm which calls its latest project “a modern interpretation of the district’s historic cast iron loft buildings,” a collection of 250 buildings long ago given landmark status. DDG’s reinterpretation trades in the vernacular’s delicate ornamentation for a sculptural version, echoing as much Antoni Gaudi’s neo-Gothic architecture as SoHo’s most coveted old buildings.