All of the community spaces including a senior center with a kitchen and dining area, are adjacent to the courtyard. The project also includes raised planter beds on roof terraces for community gardening.
The majority of the street facades are clad with brick and the courtyard side is clad in a light-color metal panel. At the residential entries to both buildings, the façade changes as the two materials begin to interact with each other. On 142nd Street, the pass-through lobby entrance is folded back from the bulk of the building with an undulating plane of metal panel weaving its way through the upper floors.
On 143rd Street, the lobby is pulled inward on the street level and faces the side passage into the courtyard. The corner of the building mass above is cantilevered out creating a canopy with metal panel woven through the brick above. These features help to accent the importance of the connection and the transition between the public life on the street and the private community-centered life of the courtyard.