British architect Takes On Yonkers
Can a power plant in Yonkers, New York be transformed into a avant-garde luxury complex? Will Alsop, a British architect says yes, He has unveiled plans to turn a brick power plant on the Hudson River in Yonkers into a $250 million complex with a museum, restaurant, and park. Tje 80,000 square-foot tower will lose its two smokestacks and will instead have a residential tower that will be home to luxury condos, rentals and some low-income housing. The project will also feature a contemporary art museum in the former switchhouse and an apartment tower. Alsop revealed his plans to Yonkers residences last week who had concerns over the height of the 25-story tower and preferred keeping the tower in its original form. The zoning-approval process begins in May.