L. E. Story Building

Lower East Side, NY

The L.E. Story Building is a mixed-use development on Delancey Street in the Lower East Side. It is 12 stories with a set back on the 8th floor consisting of market rate condominiums and commercial space. The vision for the tri-level commercial space is for a restaurant with various bars and dining areas that embrace the history and culture of the Lower East Side.

The goal was to design a building that elevates the level of urban design in the neighborhood. It needed to be distinctive and co-exist with the area’s visual clutter and loudness of the Williamsburg Bridge traffic. It also had to evoke the spirit of the LES yet be a modern structure that fit today’s contemporary NYC lifestyle. The exterior is composed of brick and stone facade wall with a modern glass mass behind it. This is all tied together by metal column details.