The high-ceilinged ground floor and spacious upper stories of this building are characteristic of the large loft spaces that drew contemporary artists to Soho from the 1950s onwards. The simple boxy massing of the structure, its two facades of large glass panes supported by slender cast-iron elements, and its reduced geometric ornament foreshadow the pared-down metal and glass skyscrapers of the 20th century. Minimalist artist Donald Judd owned this building and once lived here.


101 Spring Street Building
101 Spring Street, Nicholas Whyte [1870]