225 Varick Street

In the bustling neighborhood of Hudson Square, nestled between West Houston and Clarkson Streets, is 225 Varick Street. Constructed in 1926, and originally named the Maltz Building, this pre-war commercial building is home to tenants like Squarespace and Shake Shack, to name a few. Having undergone a recent lobby and elevator modernization, 225 Varick Street went bold with its new cab design. To the surprise of many riders, the back wall has been replaced with safety laminated, 9/16" thick, clear glass - exposing the gray brick elevator shaft. The adjacent walls each feature blackened stainless steel upper and lower panels, and a 1-1/2" thick handrail. The floors are composed of Town & Country Piedra Natural, a beautiful compliment. The design of these elevators is simple yet manage to intrigue, amaze, and possibly even unnerve some of the tenants.


the materials involved include the following:

  • drop ceiling: faced with oxidized muntz.

  • Lighting: six (6) l.e.d down light system.

  • back wall: faced with safety laminated clear glass, wrapped with stainless steel angles.

  • side walls: faced with blackened stainless steel. all the panels are running horizontally, wrapped with stainless steel angles & held in pace with aluminum z-clips.

  • handrails: two (2) faced with Blackened Steel.

  • frieze, reveals, based, & fronts: faced with black satin architectural rimex metal.

  • Floor : faced with natural stone.