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The Financial District




Liberty Tower
55 Liberty Street
Manhattan




































NY 2000

Conversion to residential use of a 33 story, 175,000sf store and office building in the Financial District.  Designed by Henry Ives Cobb, Architect in a neo-Gothic Style and constructed with a terra-cotta and stone facade in 1909.  Liberty Tower is one of the early romantic skyscrapers which changed the skyline of lower Manhattan.

In 1978, the conversion of Liberty Tower introduced residential use to the Financial District. Joseph Pell Lombardi, as both architect and investor, conserved the exterior, designed the interiors, reinstated missing historic elements, and converted the building into 89 residential units on the upper floors and retail stores on the first floor, mezzanine and cellar.

Landmarks Preservation Commission and Board of Standards & Appeals approval.  

Liberty Tower

                                                      

                                                   1910 Liberty Tower Postcard

Facade Drawing
Postcard of Liberty Tower

New York Times





9-15 Murray Street 
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of a 12 story 110,000sf, store and office building.  Constructed in the early 20th century with a limestone and brick facade in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan.

City Planning Commission approval.
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Broad Exchange Building
25 Broad Street
Manhattan

Preparation of a National Register Nomination and obtaining an Historic Investment Tax Credit for a 500,000sf 21 story skyscraper in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan.

Designed by Clinton & Russell, Architects, in an Italian Renaissnace Palazzo Style and constructed with a granite, brick and terra-cotta facade in 1899.

25 Broad




165 William Street    
Manhattan
Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a 10 story, 65,000sf, store and loft building building in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan.
City Planning Commission approval.
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64-68 Fulton Street  
Manhattan
Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of an 11 story, 40,000sf store and loft building in the Seaport Financial District.   64-68 Fulton Street




The Seaport




29-33 Peck Slip/ 240-242 Front Street
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of five 5-story, store and loft buildings in the Seaport Historic District totaling 40,000sf. The five buildings were built in a Utilitarian Federal Style and have later nineteenth century cast iron and granite storefronts columns. 29 and 31 Peck Slip were built in 1836, 33 Peck Slip were constructed in 1856, 240 Front Street was constructed in 1851 and 242 Front Street were constructed in 1853 with a masonry and cast iron facade.  

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.









Early View
29 Peck Slip




TriBeCa




The Mohawk Atelier 
36 Hudson Street/161 Duane Street
TriBeCa
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors with a restaurant on the first floor and cellar of two store and loft buildings totaling 35,000sf in the TriBeCa West Historic District..


The complex consists of two historically significant buildings.  36 Hudson was designed by Babcock & Morgan, Architects, in a Romanesque Revival Style and constructed in 1891 with a brick and red sandstone facade with cast iron infill bays at the first floor.  161 Duane Street was constructed in 1844 as a dwelling with a brick facade with stone sills and heads.  It was subsequently used as a whale bone cutting establishment.   

The buildings were combined and a single elevator and egress core installed.  The exteriors of the buildings were conserved.            

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

Duane Street Facade
Mohawk

New York Magazine
Hudson Street Facade Mohawk Hudson




The Ice House
27 North Moore Street
TriBeCa
Manhattan

Conversion to 58 residential lofts and 3 stores of a 10 story, 160,000sf refrigeration building in the TriBeCa West Historic District.
Designed by William H. Birkmire, Architect in a Romanesque Style and built in 1905 with a brick and terra cotta facade with blind windows.
The Ice House was part of a complex of refrigeration buildings used by the dairy business in association with the nearby Washington Market. With the relocation of the Market and freon becoming illegal, the building became redundant.
A ten story interior court was created to bring light and air to the center of the building. The 15,000sf removed floor area was relocated to the roof to create two story penthouses with two-story high living rooms.
Landmarks Preservation Commission and the City Planning Commission approval.

                                                          

                                                 
         The Ice House from the South

Ice House



The Ice House from the North

Ericcson



New York Times


The Atalanta & The Ice House from the North

1990s View
Ice & Atalanta




Atalanta Building
25 North Moore Street
   TriBeCa,
Manhattan













Conversion to 35 residential lofts and 3 stores of a 16 story, 115,000sf refrigeration building in the TriBeCa West Historic District. Designed by John B. Snook Sons, Architects in an Industrial Style and constructed in 1924 for the Merchants' Refrigerating Company in reinforced concrete.  
Atalanta was windowless on the fourth to fourteenth floors and was part of a complex of refrigeration buildings for the dairy business as part of the nearby Washington Market.  With the relocation of the Market and freon becoming illegal, the building became redundant.
New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and the City Planning Commission approval.


Atalanta

TriBeCa Trib
1925 View





The Juilliard Building 
14-22 Leonard Street
TriBeCa
Manhattan















New York Times

Conversion to residential lofts of three seven-story and two six-story loft buildings totaling 78,000sf in the TriBeCa West Historic District.  

The seven story buildings at 14, 16 & 18 Leonard Street were designed by J. Morgan Slade, Architect, for Helen C. Juilliard a member of the prominent Augustus D. Juilliard Dry-Goods firm and constructed in 1881 with a brick facade and a stone and cast iron store base.

The six story building at 20 Leonard Street was designed by J.S. Purdy, Architect, and constructed in 1874 with a brick facade and a stone base. 

The six story building at 22 Leonard Street was designed by Joseph Naylor, Architect, and constructed in 1873 with a brick facade and a stone base.

The buildings were combined, two elevator egress cores installed, the exteriors conserved and the interiors converted to 30 residential lofts, including the addition of set-back two-story penthouses.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

Juillard Building




      5 Worth Street      
TriBeCa
New York

Conversion to residential lofts of a 5 story, 15,000sf, loft building in the TriBeCa West Historic District. Designed by Samual A. Warner, Architect, in a Queen Ann Style and constructed in 1887 with a brick, trimmed in stone, and cast iron facade.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.
5 Worth Street




   Comet Warehouse    
6 Varick Street
TriBeCa
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of the Comet Warehouse Building, a 10 story, 50,000sf, store and loft building in the TriBeCa West Historic District.  Designed by George W. DaCunha, Architect in a Neo-Grec/Queen Anne Style and constructed in 1881 with a brick facade with cast iron columns.

6 Varick Street




United States Sugar Building
79 Laight Street
TriBeCa
Manhattan








Conversion to residential lofts of a ten-story. 110,000sf warehouse building in the TriBeCa North Historic District.
Constructed in 1853, in a Utilitarian Style United States Sugar Building represents the 19th century legacy of New York City’s sugar industry.  The building was used as a warehouse for sugar in conjunction with a sugar refinery immediately to the north. Conservation of the exterior and renovation of the interior including installation of set-back penthouse additions. An entirely new structural system was installed. Many of the units having two-stories spaces in the front and split level bedroom areas behind.

Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commission approval.

1990s View
79 Laight

New York Times
North Facade Rendering





Skylofts
145 Hudson Street
   TriBeCa
Manhattan















New York Times

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a 14 story, 150,000sf store and factory building in the TriBeCa West Historic District.  Designed by Renwick, Aspinwall & Guard in a Industrial Aesthetic Style with Art Deco elements and constructed in 1929 with a cast stone and brick façade with steel industrial sashes.

The exterior was conserved and the interiors converted to residential lofts, including the addition of a set-back penthouse in the form of a large skylight as originally intended by  Renwick, Aspinwall & Guard (the penthouse was subsequently replaced by an all glass penthouse).

145 Hudson




7 Hubert Street
TriBeCa
Manhattan



Creation of a contextual 96,000sf, fourteen-story residential building in the TriBeCa West Historic District.  The first tall building in the TriBeCa Historic District to be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Landmarks Preservation Commission and Board of Standards & Appeals approval. After approvals were obtained, the project was sold to a developer with another architect.

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New York Times

New York Times





The Glass Atelier
401-3 Greene Street
TriBeCa,
Manhattan





















TriBeCa Trib

The Glass Atelier has a glass facade made of clear glass bricks laid in a running bond with carved glass columns, capitals and details. The transparent design is in the Romanesque vocabulary of TriBeCa with arched lintels, columns with capitals and plinths, setback windows demonstrating wall depth and a corbelled cornice all executed in glass.

glass block

The six story building would have contained 2 retail stores and 8 residential lofts with obscure glass partitions.

The Glass Atelier was to be in the tradition of buildings found in the TriBeCa West Historic District interpreted as the transparent facade of the last several decades.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

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117 Hudson Street
TriBeCa
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a six-story, 37,500sf store and loft building in the TriBeCa West Historic District including the addition of a set-back penthouse. Designed by Thomas R. Jackson, Architect, in a Romanesque Revival Style and constructed in 1888 with a masonry and cast iron facade.  
Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

117 Hudson




Pearline Soap Atelier
 414 Washington Street
TriBeCa
Manhattan

Creation of two contextual seven-story neo-Romanesque Style residential loft buildings in the TriBeCa North Historic District. 414 Washington Street is 25,000sf and 415 Washington is 55,000sf. In the character of the TriBeCa North Historic District, 414 Washington Street and 415 Washington Street have distinct traditional brick construction in a utilitarian, rational design containing: 

  • Tripartite facades composed of red brick arches clearly expressing the structure with the substantial depth of masonry fully apparent
  • Flat openings with a slight camber at the first floor, segmentally-arched openings at the middle floors, and round-arched openings at the top floor
  • Raised platforms with glass lenses distinguishing the base and facades, terminating in simple corbelled brick cornices
  • Canopies and utilitarian lighting marking the entrances and granite sidewalks
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Fairchild & Foster Atelier
415 Washington Street
TriBeCa
Manhattan





New York Observer

The two buildings are being constructed as one project. On opposite sides of the street and oriented in opposite directions, their juxtaposition creates a spatial relationship.

The buildings do not pretend to be warehouse buildings converted to human occupancy; they look to the District buildings through contextual materials, details, height, color, geometry, and bay width. The size of the openings and the clarity and directness of the design speaks to the 21st century.

Landmark Preservation Commission approval.

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The Grabler Building
44 Laight Street 

TriBeCa
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of an 8 story, 75,000sf, loft building in the TriBeCa North Historic District.  Designed by Clinton & Russell, Architects, in a Renaissance revival Style and constructed in 1896 with a brown brick and cast iron facade. Conservation of the exterior and renovation of the interior including the addition of a setback penthouse and a garage.

Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commission approval.

44 Laight




76 Laight Street   
TriBeCa
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of a 10 story, 30,000sf, loft building in the TriBeCa North Historic District. Designed by Thomas R. Jackson, Architect in a Romanesque Style, and constructed in 1899 with a red brick facade with masonry detailing.

Board of Standards and Appeals and Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

76 Laight




472 Greenwich Street 
TriBeCa
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a six story, 12,000sf, store and loft building in the TriBeCa North Historic District.

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75 Leonard Street
TriBeCa
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a five-story, 24,000sf store and loft building in the TriBeCa East Historic District. Designed in an Italianate Style and constructed in 1865 with a masonry and cast iron facade.  
Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

75 Leonard




146 Duane Street
TriBeCa
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a five-story, 21,000sf store and loft building in the TriBeCa South Historic District. Designed in an Italianate Style and constructed in 1859 with a marble facade and a cast iron storefront base. In 1940, a handsome clock was installed at the second floor by Nathaniel Fisher & Co., a shoe & boot maker and tenant from the 1890s to the 1950s.  
Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

146 Duane

clock




45-7 Warren Street
TriBeCa
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of two five-story, store and loft buildings in the TriBeCa South Historic District totaling 23,500sf. Designed in an Italianate Style and constructed in 1854 with a marble facade above a cast iron base.  
Board of Standards & Appeals approval.

45-7 Warren Street




  54-6 White Street    
TriBeCa,
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a 6 story, 25,000sf, store and loft building in the TriBeCa East Historic District. Designed by Benjamin W. Walker, Architect, in an Italianate Style and constructed in in 1866 with a sandstone facade and a cast iron storefront.

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58 Walker Street
TriBeCa
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a five-story, 14,000sf store and loft building in the TriBeCa East Historic District including the addition of a set-back penthouse. Designed by Benjamin W. Warner, Architect, in a Second Empire Style and constructed in 1869 with a marble facade above a cast iron base of engaged columns.  
Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commision approval.

58 Walker




405 Broadway
TriBeCa
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a 5 story, 16,000sf store and loft building in the TriBeCa East Historic District. Constructed in 1853, it was altered by Clarence L. Sefert, Architect in an Early Twentieth Century Commercial  Style in 1908 with a brick and cast iron facade.  

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.
405 Broadway




SoHo




69 Greene Street
SoHo
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Built in 1876, the cast iron façade is being conserved
69 Greene





73 Greene Street
SoHo
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Built in 1876, the cast iron façade is being conserved
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70 Greene Street
SoHo
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Built in 1860, the masonry and cast iron façade is being conserved and four residential units are being created including a penthouse with a mezzanine.

Approval of the Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commission. 

70 Greene




92-94 Greene Street 
SoHo
Manhattan


A new contextual residential loft building in SoHo.

92-94 Greene Street was to be a new building that integrated into the historic fabric of SoHo. The building was to run through the block with facades on Greene Street and Mercer Street. The façades were designed in pressed enameled steel reflecting the technology of the 20th century in a 19th century context.

The units were designed to have high-ceilinged living rooms facing the street and split level bedrooms with mezzanines in the court between Greene Street and Mercer Street.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

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                Greene Street Facade                         Mercer Facade




96 & 98 Greene Street
SoHo
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of two five-story, store and loft buildings totaling 24,000sf in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.  

96 Greene Street was designed by Henry Fernbach, Architect, in a Classical Style and constructed in 1880 with a cast iron facade.

98 Greene Street was designed by Charles Mettam, Architect, in a Classical Style with neo-Grec details and constructed in 1879 with a cast iron facade.  It is identical to 102 Greene Street (see below).

The buildings were combined, a new elevator and egress core installed, the exteriors conserved and the interiors converted to 10 residential lofts, including the addition of set-back one-story penthouses.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

96-8 Greene




102 Greene Street  
SoHo
Manhattan

Reconstruction of an 1880 cast iron as originally designed by Henry Fernbach, Architect in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. Conservation of the cast iron exterior of the building. The fourth and fifth floors are being added back based upon historic photographs and a twin building at 96-98 Greene Street. Five residential lofts are being created including a two-story penthouse addition on the roof.  Landmarks Preservation Commission approval. 

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101-5 Greene Street
SoHo
Manhattan

At 101 Greene Street, reconstruction on the original foundations of a five-story building with residential lofts on the upper floors and stores on the first floor,  At 103-5 Greene Street the conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a five-story, store and loft building.  Totaling 30,000sf, both buildings are in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District

The two identical five-story buildings at 101-5 Greene Street were designed by Henry Fernbach, Architect and constructed in 1879 with a cast iron store facade.  101 Greene Street was substantially demolished in 1957.

The buildings were combined, an elevator egress core installed, the exteriors conserved/reconstructed and the interiors converted to 10 residential lofts, including the addition of set-back two-story penthouses.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

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1940 Image
101-3 Greene




107-111
Greene Street
 
SoHo
Manhattan

Creation of three new seven-story contextual residential loft and store buildings totaling 45,000sf on the original foundations of three buildings substantially demolished in 1923.  The three buildings are in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

The design evokes the scale, materials, spacing and rhythm of the Historic District. The façade has exposed riveted steel members which recall the off-site fabricated capitals and bases of its cast iron neighbors.  The buildings speak to the progression of off-site pre-fabrication from cast iron facades in the 19th century to riveted steel construction of the 20th century.   

The buildings were combined, two elevator egress cores installed,  and the interiors designed as 15 residential lofts, including the addition of set-back two-story penthouses.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

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New York Times
 Facade Detail rivet




110 Greene Street    
SoHo
Manhattan

  
Conversion to residential/office/store use of a 12 story, 175,000sf, building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District including a new penthouse.  Designed by William J. Dilthey, Architect, and constructed in 1908 for Charles Broadway Rouse, a prominent nineteenth century merchant, and owner of another large loft building at 555 Broadway.
110 Greene Street goes through the block with frontage on Mercer Street.
Landmarks Preservation Commission, Board of Standards & Appeals and City Planning Commission approval.








Greene Street Facade
  110 Greene


Mercer Street Facade 110 Greene Mercer




114 Greene Street  
SoHo
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a 6 story 30,000sf building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.  Designed by Henry Fernbach, Architect, in a Classical Style and constructed in 1881 with a cast iron facade.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.
114 Greene




116-18 Greene Street/
102 Prince Street
  

SoHo
Manhattan

1970s View
Photo by Gil Amiaga

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a six story, 40,000sf, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Designed by Henry Fernbach, Architect, in a Classical Style and constructed in 1881 with a cast iron facade.

The building also has frontage on Prince Street.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

Greene Street Facade
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Prince Street Facade 102 Prince




121 Greene Street     
SoHo
Manhattan

Daily News

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a six story, 35,000sf, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Designed by Henry Fernbach, Architect, in a Classical Style with neo-Grec motifs and constructed in 1883 with a cast iron facade.

Conservation of the exterior and the addition of a set back penthouse addition. 
Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.
121 Greene




The
A.J. Ditenhoefer Building
 
427 Broadway
SoHo
Manhattan









Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a six-story, 25,000sf, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Designed by Thomas Jackson in a Venetian Renaissance style with French Renaissance detailing and constructed in 1870 with a cast iron facade.  With magnificent facades on both Broadway and Howard Street, the A. J. Dittenhoefer Building is one of the most distinguished cast iron buildings in the world. 

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The
Suspenders Building

 428 Broadway
Soho
Manhattan
Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a six-story, 42,000sf, loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.
Designed by Samuel A. Warner, Architect in a Queen Ann Style and constructed in 1888 with a brick, terra-cotta and sandstone facade.
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The
D. Devlin Building

459 Broadway
   SoHo
Manhattan
Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a five-story, 27,000sf, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. with facades on both Broadway and Grand Street. Constructed in 1861 with a stone facade.

Conservation of the exterior, including the replacement of the existing compromising aluminum storefront which was concealing the original arched arcade.  Restoration of the cast iron and wood infill and reinstatement of the original vault lights.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.
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472 Broadway  
SoHo
Manhattan

Design of a new six story 10,000sf store and residential loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron District recreating the original cast iron building as designed by William H. Cauvet in 1878.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.
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The Loft 
30 Crosby Street
SoHo
Manhattan









New York Times

Conversion to residential lofts of a five-story, 60,000sf, factory building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Designed by William Cauvet, Architect, in a Utilitarian Style and constructed in 1878 with a brick and stone facade.  Used as a corset factory, the building was joined to 472 Broadway (see above) with the Broadway building being used as a store to sell the goods. Conservation of the exterior of the and renovation of the interior including two-story penthouse addition.

Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commission approval.

30 Crosby




   473 Broadway
SoHo
Manhattan

New York Times

Conversion to residential lofts of an eight story, 40,000sf store and loft building in the SoHo District.  Designed by Ralph Townsend, Architect and constructed in 1894 with a limestone facade as a textile and rug showroom building with M. Hohner, the noted harmonica manufacturer, on the sixth floor

The exterior was conserved and the interior converted to 30 residential lofts, including the addition of set-back penthouses.

Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commission approval.

473Bway




Ball, Black & Co.
Building
565 Broadway
SoHo
Manhattan

1970s View
Conversion to residential lofts of the Ball, Black & Company Building, a nine story, 45,000sf, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.  It was designed by John Kellum, Architect, in a classical Palazzo Style and constructed in 1859 with an Eastchester marble and iron facade.  

The building was leased to Ball, Black & Company, a  prominent 19th century jeweler; they used the first three stories for sale and showrooms and the remainder for manufacturing.  

The building was raised to nine stories in 1893 with a cream colored brick facade with window trim in imitation of the original building.  (Image shows the original five story building).  
Landmarks Preservation Commission and Board of Standards & Appeals approval.
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5-7 Mercer Street 
   
SoHo, New York

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. Designed by J.B. Snook, Architect in a Classical Style and constructed in 1861 with a cast iron and stone facade.

The cast iron exterior of the building is being conserved including reestablishing the missing elements based upon historic photographs. 

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  448 Broome Street    
SoHo
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of a five story, 7,000sf, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.  Designed by the noted 19th century architect, Calvert Vaux in a Classical Style with forms derived from French Renaissance sources and constructed in 1871 with a cast iron facade.

City Planning Commission and Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

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450 Broome Street
SoHo
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a nine story, 25,000sf, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.  It was designed by John T. Williams, Architect  in a Classical Style and constructed in 1894 with an Indiana limestone, iron, brick and terra-cotta facade.  
Board of Standards & Appeals, City Planning Commission and Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

1970s View
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461-463
Broome Street    
 SoHo
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of two five story, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District totaling 50,000sf.  461 Broome Street was designed by Griffith Thomas, Architect in a Classical Style and constructed in 1871 with a cast iron facade.  463 Broome Street was designed by Henry Fernbach, Architect in a Classical Style and constructed in 1867 with a cast iron facade.

City Planning Commission and Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

461-3 Broome




109 Spring Street/
107 Mercer Street   
SoHo
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a five story, 30,000sf store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.  Designed by J.B. Snook, Architect, in a Classical Style and constructed in 1878 with brick facades and cast iron storefronts

Landmarks Preservation Commission, Board of Standards & Appeals and City Planning Commission approvals.

109 Spring




149 Spring Street
SoHo
Manhattan
Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of an eight story, 19,000sf store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.  Designed by G.F. Pelham, Architect, in a Classical Style and constructed in 1897 with a brick and terra-cotta facade and a cast iron storefront.  Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commission approval.
149 Spring




152 Spring Street
SoHo
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a Federal Style store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.  Constructed in 1810 as a residence with a brick facade and an iron and wood storefront.

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154 Spring Street
SoHo
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of an five story, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.  Designed by Louis Sheinart, Architect and constructed in 1911 with a brick and terra-cotta facade.

154 Spring





83 Mercer Street
SoHo
Manhattan

Conservation of the exterior, the addition of a set-back rooftop penthouse and conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a five story, 12,500sf store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.  Designed by J.B. Snook, Architect, in a Classical Style and constructed in 1872 with a cast iron facade and storefront.

Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commission approval.

83 Mercer




Herter Brothers Building
  131 Mercer Street

SoHo
Manhattan
Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a six story, 29,000sf store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.  Constructed in 1869 with a brick and stone facade and a cast iron storefront for Gustave Herter, later Herter Brothers, the prominent 19th century furniture maker and decorating firm. Landmarks Preservation Commission, Board of Standards & Appeals and City Planning Commission approval.
131 Mercer

1970s View




155 Wooster Street 
SoHo
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of an eight-story 41,000sf store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. 


Designed by George F. Pelham, Architect, and constructed in 1897 with a brick, stone, cast iron and terra-cotta facade.

Conservation of the exterior and a penthouse addition on the roof.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.
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 430-4 W. Broadway   
SoHo
Manhattan
Design of a new store and office building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. 430 west bway




NoHo




37 Great Jones Street
NoHo
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of a five story, 13,000sf factory & garage building in the NoHo Historic District. Designed by Lewis C. Patton, Architect in a Utilitarian Style and constructed in 1917 with a brick facade

Conservation of the exterior and conversion of the interior to five residential lofts, including the addition of a set-back penthouse.

Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commission procedures.

1936 View
37 Great Jones





Empire State Bank Building    
640 Broadway
NoHo

Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of The Empire State Bank Building, a nine story, 45,000sf store and loft building in the NoHo Historic District. Designed by DeLemos & Cordes, Architects in a Classical Revival Style and constructed in 1896 with brick facing and stone and terra-cotta ornament.
Board of Standards and Appeals approval.

 640 Bway






W. & J. Sloane Building
   649 Broadway
NoHo
Manhattan

Prepared for conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a five story, 100,000sf store and factory building in the NoHo Historic District.  Designed by Griffith Thomas in a Italianate Commercial Palace Style and constructed in 1871 with a marble façade for the prominent W. & J. Sloane Department Store.

On Valentine's Day in 1979, a substantial fire occurred in the building which burned for over a week, leaving only the shell of building.  The facade was on the verge of being demolished by New York City because it was in an unstable condition.  An injunction was sought at the New York State Court and time was granted to stabilize the facade, even though Broadway had to remain closed to traffic.


   Image:  © Suzanne Opton

19th Century Image


19th Century Image © NY Public Library
1970s View
649 Broadway




Manhattan Savings Building   
644 Broadway
NoHo

Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of the Manhattan Savings Buuilding, an eight story, 60,000sf, store and loft building in the NoHo Historic District.  Designed by Stephen D. Hatch, Architect  in a Queen Anne/Romanesque Revival Style and constructed in 1889 with a brick and red sandstone facade.
Board of Standards and Appeals approval.

 644 Bway



1970s View




652 Broadway
NoHo
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of a 12 story, 50,000sf store and loft building in the NoHo Historic District.  Designed by Frederick C. Browne, Architect  in a Neo-Classical Style and constructed in 1906 with a limestone, brick and terra-cotta facade.
Board of Standards and Appeals and Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

 652 B'way






684 Broadway
 NoHo
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of a 12 story, 65,000sf store and loft building in the NoHo Historic District.  Designed by Frederick C. Browne, Architect  in a Renaissance Revival Style and constructed in 1905 with a limestone, brick and terra-cotta facade.
Board of Standards and Appeals and Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

 684 Bway



Facade Drawing




Greenwich Village & The Lower East Side




  59 Fourth Avenue    
Greenwich Village
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of an eight story, 30,000sf store and loft building in Greenwich Village.


59 Fourth

1970s View





Edath Lei'Israel Anshei Meseritz Synagogue
415 East 6th Street
Manhatttan

Edath Lei'Israel Anshei Meseritz Shul is a 1910 Orthodox synagogue on New York City's Lower East Side. Built by a congregation established in 1892 consisting of immigrants from Meseritz, Poland, the synagogue has an Italian neo-Renaissance facade designed by Herman Horenburger and executed in limestone. At 22' wide, the facade is narrow, yet sophisticated, very much in the genre of the "Tenament Synagogues" - narrow synagogues built on the 25' wide lots of the Lower East Side at the turn of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries.

Now located in the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District, the work consists of the conservation of the exterior, including the stained glass windows, and the adaption of the upper floors as residences with the synagogue remaining on the first floor.

415 East 6th





85 Attorney Street
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of a five story, 10,000sf factory building in the Lower East Side.  Constructed in 1910 with a brick facade in a Utilitarian Style.

85 Attorney




Flatiron / Ladies' Mile District




Macintyre Building
874 Broadway
Flatiron/Ladies' Mile
Manhattan

   

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of The MacIntyre Building, an 11 story, 44,000sf store and loft building in the Flatiron/Ladies' Mile Historic District.  Designed by Robert Henderson Robertson, Architect  in a Romanesque Revival Style and constructed in 1890 with a limestone, brick and terra-cotta facade.  The ornamentation is derived from Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque sources.  After its construction, it was known as a building which "every New Yorker knows by sight".
Board of Standards and Appeals and Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.





1898Plan

 874 Bway






Gorham Building
  889 Broadway
Flatiron/Ladies' Mile District
Manhattan








New York Times

Conversion to residential lofts of The Gorham Building, an eight story, 40,000sf store and loft building in the Flatiron/Ladies' Mile Historic District.  Designed by Edward Halle Kendall, Architect,  in a Queen Anne Style and constructed in 1883 with a pink brick and terra-cotta facade with Belleville sandstone trim and a high pitched slate roof accented by iron cresting. Constructed for the noted New York Goelet family, it was initially built as bachelor apartments on the upper floors with the prestigious Gorham Silver Company on the first two floors. 
Board of Standards and Appeals, City Planning Commission and Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

 

 889 Bway






40 West 18th Street 
Ladies' Mile/Flatiron District
Manhattan















Daily News

Design of a new 140,000sf building with 62 units which integrates into the historic fabric of the District.

Although contextual, the design uses distinct details and materials to create a 21st century building. The building runs through the block with towers on West 18th Street and West 17th Street. The project includes the conservation of two historic buildings on West 18th Street.
Landmarks Preservation Commission and the City Planning Commission approval. 

The 17th Street facade and an earlier design, "The Ruined Column", is shown below.









West 17th Street Facade                                          Ruined Column
West 18th
West 18th Street Facade





Kensington Building   
73 Fifth Avenue
Ladies' Mile

Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of the Kensington Building, an eleven story, 70,000sf store and loft building in the Ladies' Mile Historic District.  Designed by Samuel Sass, Architect, in a Beaux-Arts style and constructed in 1906 with a stone and brick facade.

 73 Fifth






Corn Exchange Bank Building

140 Fifth Avenue 
   Ladies' Mile
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of the Corn Exchange Bank Building, a 13 story, 65,000sf store and loft building in the Ladies' Mile Historic District.  Designed by Robert  Maynicke, Architect in a neo-Renaissance style and constructed in 1899 with a limestone facade.


Image by:  Gilbert Ortiz

140 Fifth






210 Fifth Avenue
Madison Square North
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of an 11 story, 55,000sf, store and loft building in the Madison Square North Historic District.  Designed by John B. Snook, Architect in a Beaux Arts Style and constructed in 1901 with a marble, cast iron, brick and terra-cotta facade. 

 210 Fifth






The Decker Building
33 Union Square West 
Union Square
Manhattan


Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of an 11 story, 55,000sf, store and office building overlooking Union Square. Designed by John Edelmann, Architect, in a Islamic/Venetian Style and constructed in 1893 with a masonry and brick facade with a tile roof. The building originally had a minaret.
Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.


Image: © The New York Public Library


 33 Union Sq



New York Times





9-11 East 16th Street
Flatiron District/Ladies' Mile
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a 7 story, 35,000sf, store and loft building in the Ladies' Mile Historic District. Designed by Louis Korn in a Sullivanesque Style and constructed in 1895 with a limestone, terra-cotta, metal and brick facade.

9 East 16




12 West 17th Street
Chelsea/Ladies' Mile
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of  a 12 story, 32,000sf, store and loft building in the Ladies' Mile Historic District.  

Designed by Schwartz & Gross, Architects in a Beaux-Arts Style and constructed in 1911 with a limestone and brick facade above a two-story based edged in a limestone base with a wood and glass storefront.

Board of Standards & Appeals approval.
12 West 17th Street




43 East 19th Street
Fatiron/Ladies' Mile
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of  an 8 story, 35,000sf, store and loft building in the Ladies' Mile Historic District.  

Designed by Ralph Samuel Townsend, Architect in a Beaux-Arts Style and constructed in 1897 with a limestone facade with a brownstone stucco covering.

Board of Standards & Appeals approval.
43E19




106 East 19th Street
Gramercy Park
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a 12 story, 35,000sf, store and loft building in the Gramercy Park District. Constructed in 1912 with a limestone facade.
 

 106E19






The 
Gramercy Building

24-6 East 21st Street 
Flatiron/Ladies Mile
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a 9 story, 45,000sf, store and office building in the Ladies' Mile Historic District.  Designed by Frederick C. Zobel, Architect, in a neo-Renaissance Style and constructed in 1903 with a tan brick,  limestone and granite facade. 

Board of Standards & Appeals approval.

24E21

1970s View




10 East 38th Street    
Murray Hill
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of a 12 story, 60,000sf, store and loft built. Built in the early part of the 20th century. 

 10 East 38






11 West 20th Street
Ladies' Mile
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of 11 West 20th Street, a 9 story, 27,000sf store and loft building  in the Ladies' Mile Historic District with a stone facade.  Designed by George W. Spitzer, Architect, and constructed in 1901 in a neo-Renaissance style.
Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commission approval. 

 11W20






32-34 
West 20th Street

Ladies' Mile
Manhattan
Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of an 11 story, 50,000sf, store and loft building in the Ladies' Mile Historic District.  Designed by Frederick C. Zobel, Architect, in a neo-Renaissance Style and constructed in 1906 with a brick and terra-cotta facade.
Conservation of the exterior and renovation of the interior.

Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commission approval. 

 32W20






Chelsea Flats
126 West 22nd Street
Chelsea
Manhattan







Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a 12 story, 50,000 s.f. store and loft building in Chelsea. Constructed in 1910 with a limestone and brick facade.
The exterior was conserved and the interior converted to 22 residential lofts including the addition of set back penthouses.


 126 W 22



New York Times





40 West 24th Street 
 Ladies' Mile
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a ten story, 70,000sf loft building in the Ladies' Mile Historic District. Designed by Philip Goerlitz, Architect/Owner, in a neo-Renaissance Style and constructed in 1905 with a limestone and brick facade.
Board of Standards and Appeals approval.

40 W 24




West Chelsea / High Line District




548 W. 22nd Street 
   West Chelsea/High Line
Manhattan








The Villager

Conversion to galleries and residential lofts of an early twentieth century West Chelsea/High Line loft building.

Built as a garage and converted to exhibition space by the DIA Art Foundation. With this exhibition building, the DIA Art Foundation established West Chelsea as an international art center.

Conservation of the exterior, installation of art galleries on the lower floors and creation of a penthouse addition for residential lofts.

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The Flower District




144 West 27th Street  
Flower District
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a 12 story, 90,000sf, early 20th century store and loft building in the Flower District.
Board of Standards and Appeals approval.

 144W27






130 West 28th Street  
Flower District
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a 7 story, 25,000sf, early 20th century store and loft building in the Flower District.
Board of Standards and Appeals approval. 

 130W28






The Garment District




249 West 29th Street 
Garment District
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a 15 story, 75,000sf, store and loft building in the Garment District.  Constructed in the early part of the 20th century in an Art Deco Style.
Board of Standards and Appeals approval. 

 249 w 29






 252 West 30th Street  
    Garment District
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a 15 story, 75,000sf, store and loft building in the Garment District. Constructed in the early part of the 20th century in an Art Deco Style.

Board of Standards and Appeals approval. 
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A.P. Ordway & Co. Building
341-5 West 37th Street
Manhattan

Conservation of the exterior and conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a five story, 45,000sf, manufacturing building in the Garment District. Constructed in 1881 as a chemical building.

Board of Standards and Appeals approval. 
341 w 37




The Wheeler Building
26-30 West 38th Street

 
 Garment District
Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a 6 & 12 story, store and loft buildings in the Garment District totaling 75,000sf. Constructed in 1911 in an Art Deco Style.

26-30 West 38th Street




Brooklyn




The Royal Baking Powder Building
525 Kent Avenue
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Conversion to residential lofts of a seven story loft building totaling 206,000sf. Constructed in 1920 in an Industrial Style.

Board of Standards and Appeals procedures.

525 Kent Avenue

New York Times





475 Dean Street
Brooklyn

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a 6 story loft buildings totaling 25,000sf. Constructed in 1907 in an Industrial Style.

Board of Standards and Appeals approval. 
475 Dean






 

 

 


 

 

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