837 Washington Street is a six-story, 55,000 square-foot office and retail development that blends an existing landmarked building with modern architecture to create an iconic building on a high-profile corner in the vibrant Meatpacking District. Working with renowned architect Morris Adjmi, Taconic brought the project through rezoning and landmark review processes and successfully gained approval to construct a new building while maintaining much of the character of the original structure. The iconic design, with a twisting steel structure emerging from within the one-story historic meatpacking building, is a nod to the district, where the regular grid of Midtown Manhattan intersects with the angular streets of Meatpacking. The building is a complex mix of old meets new, and simultaneously sits in both the past and future.
Upon completion in 2014, the entire building was leased to Samsung Electronics America, Inc. becoming the global leader’s interactive technology, cultural, art, and fashion hub in the heart of the Meatpacking District. Samsung 837 serves as the gateway to the western portion of the Meatpacking District, and has become a must-see attraction in New York City for locals and tourists alike, along with such attractions as the Whitney Museum and the High Line. 837 Washington Street went on to win an Architizer A+ Award in April of 2015. Taconic and its partners sold 837 Washington to TIAA (now Nuveen) in 2015. Today, 837 Washington is considered one of the preeminent office and retail buildings in the Meatpacking District.