Built in 1927, the 12-story 270 Lafayette Street was designed by architects Sugarman & Berger for the 63 Prince Street Corp., which opened the tower to capitalize on business opportunities offered by new subway stations at Broadway and Houston Street. 270 Lafayette Street belongs to the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District: where most structures date from lower Manhattan’s post-Civil War era when they served as store and loft buildings for dry goods merchants and manufacturing businesses that turned SoHo from residential neighborhood to commercial hub by the dawn of the 20th century.
Today, 270 Lafayette Street offers 180,000 square feet of Class B office space at the corner of Prince and Lafayette Streets in SoHo. Once a historic printing building that was converted into a multi-tenant office building in the middle of the 20th century, a capital improvement program in the mid-1990s upgraded the building’s infrastructure, installed new elevator cabs, and refurbished the lobby. The brick tower’s setbacks on its upper floors and terra cotta ornamentation are illustrative of the classicized Art Deco architectural style that is found in many of SoHo’s large converted industrial buildings.
Typical tenants at 270 Lafayette Street hail from the design, fashion, and other creative industries. With typical 13,000-square-foot floor plates, panoramic views, old world charm, and easy access to all of SoHo’s attractions, 270 Lafayette Street is one of this historic neighborhood’s most exciting commercial real estate destinations.
- 270 Lafayette Street, New York, New York
- Roc–Lafayette Associates
- Sugarman & Berger
- Year Built
- Square Footage
- 180,000 square feet
- Stands within SoHo–Cast Iron Historic District