The New York Times

March 11, 2016

By Jane Margolies

The first design for the building was too industrial-looking. The second was too glassy. But the third was just right.

At least that’s how the design progressed for the seven-story condominium rising at the intersection of Seventh Avenue South and West 10th Street.

The site for the building, now known as 175 West 10th Street, is a small triangle that was created when Seventh Avenue was extended on a diagonal south from Greenwich Avenue in 1919, slicing through city blocks and leaving irregularly shaped lots on either side. Originally known as 130 Seventh Avenue South, the site is just over 2,900 square feet, with its longest side on the commercial thoroughfare.