July 31, 2018

Landmarks approves West 13th Street design

Our proposed restoration/renovation/expansion of 405-409 West 13th Street has been approved, with notable praise, by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. This project will introduce another example of intriguing change to the Gansevoort Market Historic District’s longstanding history of adaptation, reuse, expansion and contraction. (Currently, unlike during the 1930’s, for example, the district is in an expansion mode.)

The approval involved a discussion among the commissioners about how a visible rooftop architecture can “stand on its own”, yet offer a sense of dialogue between eras. This is a conversation of great interest to us, and we are so please to be among the few firms addressing the issue with creativity and aplomb!

Our design adds 3 additional floors above a 3-story former warehouse, originally constructed between 1900 and 1910, when it was used as cold storage for meat and poultry purveyors. Designed for Aurora Capital Associates, the vertical expansion will yield an additional 15,500 sf of commercial floor area.

Congratulations to the team!