Formerly a textile facility, The Warehouse’s brick structure at its base is preserved, paying tribute to the area’s rich industrial past, while merging with a new, ultramodern glass structure hovering above.
Adjmi’s design of The Warehouse was inspired by car elevators, with two vertical cores independently supporting the volume of the building, as if floating mid-air.
The Warehouse takes its name from the property’s historical use as a warehousing and distribution facility for the Carolina Manufacturing Company, whose principals have continued to own the property for more than 50 years.
The Warehouse brings a unique look and feel to the neighbourhood’s recent influx of world-class architecture. Its wraparound outdoor fifth floor "neck," as well as its expansive rooftop deck, are unlike any other commercial offerings in the area.
The Warehouse looks out over the High Line, Manhattan’s newest and most vibrant public space. Stretching from the Meatpacking District all the way to Hudson Yards, the High Line hosts nearly five million annual visitors and over four hundred annual programmes and activities.
The building is reimagined by Adjmi to feature unparalleled creative, collaborative, and cooperative workspaces. Open floor plans that minimize interior columns, outdoor meeting spaces on almost every floor, fifteen foot ceilings, manageable floor plates, and a dual core for building systems to open up 360° views have all been incorporated into Adjmi's incomparable design.
Situated in what was once a gritty and utilitarian industrial district, The Warehouse is at its very core a repository space. The original building, fashioned from steel, brick, and concrete, speaks boldly to the neighbourhood’s past and stands as a venerable symbol of hard work and dogged enterprise.