October 8, 2014
BKSK’s relationship with Tribeca continues with 11 Beach Street
Last month brought the buzz-generating launch party for the Sales & Design Gallery of HFZ’s 11 Beach Street, a BKSK-led residential conversion of a 10-story former commercial loft building in TriBeCa. BKSK came together with fellow members of the large project team, brokers, and prospective buyers to celebrate the milestone. On display were models, materials, and renderings that tell the full story of 11 Beach Street.
The project is a transformation of an existing utilitarian building. The many notable enhancements include the addition of dark terra cotta spandrels and steel window surrounds to the building’s two undistinguished facades, providing an architectural language that’s on a par with the building’s neighbors. In addition, a new interior courtyard will be clad with an innovative, multi-dimensional glazed terra cotta panel system that will help reflect sunlight deep into the building, reducing reliance on electricity and augmenting visual interest.
For BKSK, 11 Beach Street is the latest example of the firm’s longstanding interest and involvement in TriBeCa. We take great pride in directing one the earliest full-building conversions in the neighborhood at Duane Park (1996), which set a high bar for multi-family development in the area. Since then, our portfolio has grown to include over 20 ambitious conversion and new construction projects, many of which involved complex approvals by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Some of our most lauded and warmly embraced works are Fischer Mills, 124 Hudson Street, and 114-116 Hudson Street.