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    That addition looks awful!

    If I've read the landmarks map correctly (Guide to New York City Landmarks), isn't this building in the Tribeca South & Extension Historic District?

    And why isn't an individual landmark if it's the second oldest?


    City's Second-Oldest Cast Iron Building Reborn As Four Condos

    by Zoe Rosenberg

    Left, a rendering of the building that has since been removed from architect WORKac's website.
    Right, the building pre-conversion.

    Developer Knightsbridge Properties is in the midsts of converting the second oldest cast iron structure in New York City from rentals into high-end condos. The conversion of the 1857 building on Reade Street between Church Street and West Broadway is being led by WORKac and includes an addition to the five-story building of one full floor and a mezzanine as well as the total restoration of the original facade led by preservation architects CTS Group. The project will take the esoteric moniker of Obsidian House (Like the volcanic glass of the same name, the facade of the building is black. Get it?). When complete, the building will have three two-bedroom lofts that will ask between $2.95 million and $3.1 million, and one triplex loft penthouse that will ask $7.45 million.


    A model of Obsidian House's triplex penthouse, which has since been removed from the architects website.
    The model may not be in line with the triplex's current design.

    All the information and renderings regarding the conversion have been removed from WORKac's website, meaning they may not be totally up to snuff with the current project. Here's how WORKac described the triplex penthouse prior to sweeping their website,

    Nestled under this undulating roof, the proposal for the 2.5 level penthouse unit provides a wide variety of spaces and room types, from the dramatic entry and entertaining space above to the rich texture of family and sleeping spaces below. These terracing levels are linked by a single open stair...

    The building will have ground floor retail with "minimum signage," a stipulation agreed on at a September 2012 community board meeting reported by Tribeca Citizen. Knightsbridge Properties is also behind the elegant conversion of Shigeru Ban's Cast Iron House. The teaser site for the building launched early this week, meaning a sales launch is probably on the horizon.

    Obsidian House [official]
    Is 93 Reade Adding a Floor? [TC]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/1...our_condos.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merry View Post
    If I've read the landmarks map correctly (Guide to New York City Landmarks), isn't this building in the Tribeca South & Extension Historic District?

    And why isn't an individual landmark if it's the second oldest?
    As far as individual buildings, there's no difference in the two types of designation. The district was created before this building was considered.

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    I think that's pretty cool. Better than most additions out there.

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    Sterling Mason 12.13.14




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    Ok, I've been working hard to better understand construction, and I am struggling with this one. Why use panelized brick on this building? I mean, does it really save that much money? The prices in this building are astronomical. Someone must be making a ton of money here. Further, you see bricks being laid by hand on every tom, dick, and poon hotel in the city that has brick, but this gets panels. Why? It's so confusing. Can anyone help with this at all? The only thing I can think of is that getting high quality brickwork like the arches on this would be expensive to do in situ, but again, these aren't middle income limited apartments here or something. No doubt the cheapest thing in this place is millions of dollars.

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    New Look 24 Leonard Street, Tribeca

    By: Stephen Smith on
    February 12th 2015


    24 Leonard Street, image by BKSK

    With demand for storing humans in New York far outpacing demand for storing cars, parking garages throughout Manhattan are being converted into dwellings.

    One such project is located at 24 Leonard Street, between West Broadway and Hudson Street in Tribeca. There, developer Charles Dunne is redeveloping the existing four-story blonde brick parking structure into a nine-story limestone-faced condo building with absolutely massive apartments. The original alteration permit application was filed in August 2013, but was not approved until December 2014, indicative of the very long Department of Buildings wait times that developers in the city face.

    Tribeca Citizen brought us the first rendering of the project two weeks ago, and now YIMBY has obtained two other images of the new building, to be designed by BKSK Architects.


    24 Leonard Street, image by BKSK

    The building will retain its 38,000 square feet of space, however the lightless portion at the back of the lot will be moved to the top of the existing structure, allowing it to triple its height from 40 feet to 120 feet. The cellar will be occupied by an automated parking system capable of holding 120 vehicles, while the first floor will be consumed by a lobby, which appears to be mostly without windows.

    The second through fifth floors will each have floor-through apartments, while the sixth and seventh levels will be split between two duplexes. The eighth and ninth, however, will hold just a single duplex penthouse, which will surely have an eight-digit asking price. The average size of the apartments will be an eye-popping 5,400 square feet – more than twice the 2,600-square foot size of the average single-family home built in the U.S. in 2013.

    While BKSK has a lot of familiarity with the Landmarks Preservation Commission and is often chosen to design projects falling under its aegis, this site sits just outside of Tribeca’s three historic districts, freeing them from having to please the commissioners

    http://newyorkyimby.com/2015/02/new-...t-tribeca.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
    11 N Moore St

    Tribeca Citizen photo:


    http://tribecacitizen.com/2015/05/20...lan-home-shop/

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    Nice!

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    05.24.15

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    TriBeCa is amazing.

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    11 N Moore St

    Turned out simply nice.






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    Very Handsome.

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    19 Park Place 6/10/15


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    Is that limestone or concrete?

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