An Upper East Side gallery will move into the Cast Iron House

Adding to the ever-expanding riches of the Tribeca Gallery District, ARTnews reports that Almine Rech, a prominent gallery with seven spaces in Paris, Brussels, London, Shanghai and the Upper East Side, is opening a second location — 10,000 square feet — at 361 Broadway at Franklin, the Cast Iron House. The gallery said it would open in 2023.

Almine Rech Ruiz-Picasso opened her first gallery in Paris in 1989 with a single work by James Turrell; New York opened in 2016. (And if you are wondering about the name, her husband is the grandson of Pablo Picasso.)

This is great news for Broadway, which seems to have more empty storefronts than not.

The Cast Iron House at 67 Franklin was only recently finished after spending more than a decade (since 2009) under construction. The noted architect Shigeru Ban reimagined it as a 13-unit condo with a rooftop addition that has two penthouse apartments on the east and west. The project was approved by Landmarks in 2012, and topped out in 2016. The Pritzker-Prize winning architect was hired not just for the penthouse, but for the interiors as well. The building was built in 1881 by James White.

See Tom Miller’s always-wonderful post on the history of the building here.




  1. Wondering what floor this will be on? There is bank signage that a TD Bank is coming. It had appeared to cover the entire ground floor (the window ads make it look that way)