Residential Conversions & New Buildings

74 Grand Street, South Elevation

74 Grand Street

SoHo, Manhattan

The first instance of the disassembling and reconstruction of a cast iron facade.

Reconstruction and conversion to residential use of a five story 19th century cast-iron loft building in the SoHo – Cast Iron Historic District.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval for the conservation and restoration of the exterior including the addition of a penthouse
74 Grand Street and its adjacent twin at 72 Grand Street (demolished 1930s & 2001) were constructed in 1885 by George DaCunha, Architect.

In 2004 excavations at the adjacent site undermined 74 Grand Street. In 2009, the Department of Buildings issued a Demolition Order with the Landmarks Commission requiring the unbolting of the approximately 250 historic cast iron façade elements and storing them.

On September 26, 2018, the Landmarks Preservation Commission granted unanimous approval to the Office of Joseph Pell Lombardi, Architect for the reconstruction of the building with the reinstatement of the original cast iron façade along with the addition of a two level penthouse.

  • 1885 Facade Drawing
  • 72 and 74 Grand St (partial view) 1940 view
  • 1940 View
  • 2018 - 3d model