In the News—565 Broome SoHo

At 30 stories, 565 Broome SoHo is the tallest residential building in NYC’s fashionable and historic SoHo neighborhood. 

It is the first New York City residential building to be designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop—a company that’s home to hundreds of architects, building specialists, and engineers and includes in its partner group, Renzo Piano, who is named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. 

Residents of the 565 Broome SoHo luxury condominium building enjoy its superior amenities, which include exciting landscape installations and panoramic views of SoHo and the Hudson River.

Sponzilli Landscape Group handled the landscape installation, which included:

  • Extensive plantings
  • 92-foot-high outdoor garden with a live green wall
  • A drive entrance
  • 5th floor atrium
  • 7th floor pool amenity space

Key project members included:

Bizzi & Partners Development—Client

Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with SLCE Architects (New York)—Architect

Balmori Associates—Landscape Architect

Dan Sponzilli, Mike Grosso—Project Manager

Bizzi & Partners Development, Aronov Development and Halpern Real Estate Ventures—Developer

A Luxury Residential Building in Historic SoHo

565 Broome SoHo welcomes residents seeking luxury living in NYC’s SoHo district. 

SoHo (short for South of Houston Street) has a long-standing reputation for trendy and fashionable charm. It’s a center for eclectic retail stores, restaurants, galleries, and nightlife. 

People admire SoHo’s historic cast-iron architecture. Developers constructed most cast-iron buildings in the latter half of the 19th century, about 1840-1880 when the area became a center for commerce and entertainment. Cast iron was used to create ornate facades and was more affordable than granite, marble, or brick. Today, these old buildings and warehouses have been artfully restored to accommodate shops, studios, galleries, and restaurants. 

“[565 Broome Soho] is in line with the district’s spirit, historically a center for arts, but more recently for restaurants, shops, hotels, and local businesses.

“For SoHo, a district so closely identified with 19th and 20th-century cast iron architecture, 565 Broome SoHo introduces an elegant 21st-century inflection onto that neighborhood.” (RPBW, “565 BROOME SOHO”)

Landscaping Helps Make 565 Broome SoHo a Relaxing Retreat

565 Broome SoHo is a stylish retreat for those who thrive on city life but want to come home to quiet, relaxation, and greenery. The building offers landscaped areas supported by engineered soil and a remote irrigation system.

Some featured trees include:

  • ·40’ Floridian olive trees
  • ·25’ Carpinus or American Hornbeam trees
  • ·10’’ caliper Dogwood trees

The 5th floor lounge is a haven for nature lovers.

The 5th floor lounge at 565 Broome Soho with vines climbing up the interior walls

“A 92-foot-tall . . . lounge designed like a conservatory with plants on the walls and three black olive trees is located on the fifth [story].” (Bridget Cogley, Dezeen, “565 Broome Soho is Renzo Piano’s first residential project in New York City”)

Other amenities focus on fitness and convenience.

A view from the 55-foot-long indoor heated pool at 565 Broome Soho

“Residents have access to numerous amenities including a 90-foot-tall, glass-encased lounge and conservatory, a 55-foot-long heated pool, a fitness center and spa with a sauna and steam rooms, a yoga studio, a landscaped outdoor terrace, a children’s playroom, and a private driveway with an automated parking system.” (Field Condition, “Tour: 565 Broome”)

565 Broome SoHo Features Low-iron Glass for Ideal Light

The luxury condominium residence features the finest construction materials, including stone, white oak wood, concrete and low-iron glass.

All 115 building units have floor-to-ceiling windows.

“the design comprises a pair of conjoined glass structures with curved corners, resulting in light-filled residences that offer encompassing views of the hudson river, one world trade center, and beyond. [To] achieve this, a ‘low-iron’ glass with crystal-like sheen and clarity was selected for the external façade.” (Philip Stevens, DesignBoom®, “Renzo Piano completes ‘565 Broome Soho’, his first residential building in New York City”)

Low-iron glass is colorless and contains almost no impurities. It has a higher light transmission and lets in more natural light. Glass edges are less green than found on standard clear glass, so they don’t interfere with views.

“Clad in low-iron glass (designed to provide superior UV protection and crisper views of the surrounding cityscape), the 30-story structure will encompass 115 apartments ranging from studios to four-bedroom units priced from just under $1 million to $20 million including two penthouses and a handful of duplexes.” (Kristin Tablang, Forbes, “Exclusive Look Inside 565 Broome SoHo: An Eco-Conscious Luxury Complex with a First-of-Its-Kind Book Butler”)

Bridget Cogley, of Dezeen, quotes a press statement that described Piano’s design intentions.

“For 565 Broome Soho, Renzo Piano set out to create a building that is shaped by light.”

(Bridget Cogley, Dezeen, “565 Broome Soho is Renzo Piano’s first residential project in New York City”)

565 Broome Soho Seeks to Become a “Zero Waste” Building

This luxury residence works to become a leader in residential ‘zero waste’ buildings.

A car is exiting the private gated driveway of 565 Broome Soho

“ . . . 565 broome soho includes a private gated driveway with entrance to a covered porte-cochere. the building also includes the latest automated parking technology with 40 parking spots, each of which is equipped with a full capacity electric charging station. importantly, the development is seeking to become the first high-end residential ‘zero waste’ building in new york city, which is defined as achieving more than 90% diversion of waste from landfills, incinerators, and the  environment.” (Philip Stevens, DesignBoom®, “Renzo piano completes ‘565 Broome Soho’, his first residential building in New York City”)

“The complex has several recycling schemes for its residents, including composting bins and areas for recycling electronic waste and fabrics, and is expected to become one of the city’s Zero Waste Buildings.” (Bridget Cogley, Dezeen, “565 Broome Soho is Renzo Piano’s first residential project in New York City”)

Sponzilli Landscape Group is an award-winning residential and commercial landscaping company specializing in landscape design and installation, construction, and lighting throughout New Jersey and New York City. Contact us.

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