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    I was wondering about this too



    This seems to be the permit. Bone/Levine seem to be the architects of reclad. They do good contextual work.

    http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/Jo...ssdocnumber=01

    416 WASHINTON ST.FACEBRICK RECONSTRUCTION PARAPER RECONSTRUCTION ROOFING REPLA CEMENT FACEBRICK REPLACEMENT AT CAVITY WALL WINDOW PANNING INSTALLATION DOOR R EPLACEMENT CANOPY REPAIRS 92 LAIGHT ST FACEBRICK AND CAST STONE REPLACEMENT AT CAVITY WALL ROOFING REPLACEMENT CANOPY REPAIRS ROOFING REPLACEMENT BALCONY RE PAIRS WINDOW PANNING INSTALLATION DOOR REPLACEMENT PARAPET RECONSTRUCTION



    The building was designed by Tsao & McKown, architects of William Beaver House - if only that was getting reclad too.


    The old pre-cast concrete facade, which looked ok but got dirty real fast.

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    According to the Landmarks Permit for this job all the pre-cast stone pieces were to be stored and re-installed.

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    One of the DOB jobs was for repairing the interior of perimeter walls. I don't think this is an aesthetic reclad. Except maybe the penthouse.

    Nicest thing about the building appearance is that, although outside the landmarked district, the windows are deep set.

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    Definitely not for aesthetics. LPC Permits and other paperwork at DOB talk about the need to do the work for safety issues, water penetration, etc. Seems the entire building envelope was improperly sealed during original construction. One can only imagine the cost involved in the current work, and the amount needed to fix the mess -- particularly in legal fees for owners, even if the re-construction costs are covered by insurance or the original contractors.

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    9/12/12


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    Almost all new facade on this ~ 5-year old building is now nearly complete. Hope the insurance (or developer) covered the cost.

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    By 1999 the developer gave up on the hotel plan, and instead moved ahead with what would become the River Lofts (but not at the hoped for 19 stories) ...

    NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: TRIBECA -- UPDATE;
    Residents Say New Tower Plan Is Still Too Much to Take


    NY TIMES
    October 17, 1999
    By BERNARD STAMLER


    It was first proposed in 1993, a hotel and conference center at the edge of the TriBeCa North Historic District, that would link a derelict warehouse that had been designated a landmark to a new 31-story tower.

    But while the developer later reduced the tower to 19 stories, some local groups still fought the building, asserting that it would cause too much traffic as hotel guests and conference visitors came and went. For years, there was litigation and contention, most recently before the city's Board of Standards and Appeals, which conducted hearings for the better part of a year on the developer's request for a variance.

    Now it looks as if this long-delayed project -- the tower is on West Street just south of Canal, the warehouse at Washington and Vestry Streets -- will be delayed again.
    Brewran West Associates, the developer, asked the board last week to delay the next hearing scheduled in the matter until March, so that it could revise its plans and transform the structure into a residential building.

    ''It appeared to us that we were not going to be able to convince the board that the traffic wasn't going to be a problem,'' said Jay Segal, the lawyer for the developer. A change to apartments would eliminate traffic concerns, he said.

    Under the revised proposal, the tower and the warehouse, which is built in Romanesque Revival style, as well as a two-story structure connecting them, will be residential. The ground floors of the buildings will house lobbies and stores.

    Opponents are not so sure the change will help. Jack Lester, the lawyer for the TriBeCa Community Association and the 67 Vestry Tenants Association, both of which have sued to stop the project, said that his clients were ''gratified that the developer finally saw the light'' with respect to the congestion a hotel might cause. But they continue to think that a project with a 19-story tower, even if it is used for apartments, will result in too many people.

    ''My clients are still going to fight the size of the building,''


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