Tribeca’s 12 Warren is finally stripping down and the public is now getting a glimpse of the building’s distinguished facade. Developer, architect, builder and property manager, DDG is bucking the trend of the usual glass luxury buildings that are commonplace all over Manhattan, instead opting for the naturalistic texture of rough stone.


A short while ago, AN reported that the DDG building at 12 Warren sat “shrouded in canvas-covered scaffolding” with the design hidden from the eyes of the public. Teasing renderings were leaking out, but now we know more as the structure’s shroud is peeling away.


As the first pieces of scaffolding are removed, the unique bluestone facade, punctuated with a mix of textures and forms, is slowly being revealed. DDG told AN that the scaffolding will be fully removed within two weeks, with the facade being able to be viewed in all its glory. For now, here’s your first glimpse at the structure’s unique facade.


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The stone, which is the dominant feature on the facade, is locally sourced from a bluestone quarry in upstate New York. This is not the first time DDG has employed the material throughout one of their buildings. The material can also be seen in action at the already complete DDG project, 41 Bond in Noho, a couple miles north.


In addition to this facade, the building will also incorporate exposed brick masonry and board-formed concrete detailing. DDG is aiming for LEED certification on the project. The 13-story structure will have extensive full-floor duplex and triplex dwellings, many of which will offer private outdoor space and direct elevator entry.


Occupancy is expected to begin in early 2016.