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    Default Old buildings that have had retail space retrofit into them?

    I'm trying to put together a list of old buildings in the city that have had (or will have) retail space retrofit into them, if anyone can help.

    Manhattan:
    -west side of 6th Ave. between 15th and 16th
    -195 Broadway

    Brooklyn:
    -354 Adams St.
    -Brooklyn Municipal Building

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    How about all of SoHo? (Not that I want to encourage more over-illuminated retail in the neighborhood, but it's pretty much already been done across every square inch down here, where retail was originally found 100+ years ago, then disappeared for the better part of the 20th Century, until starting a return in the 1980's.)

    Best example of a major-retro fit for retail is the Prada store, NW corner of Broadway & Prince. Prior to Prada the space was reconfigured for the SoHo branch of the Guggenheim Museum (1991 - 1999) and, for decades before that, it was "raw industrial space".

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    How about all of SoHo? (Not that I want to encourage more over-illuminated retail in the neighborhood, but it's pretty much already been done across every square inch down here, where retail was originally found 100+ years ago, then disappeared for the better part of the 20th Century, until starting a return in the 1980's.)

    Best example of a major-retro fit for retail is the Prada store, NW corner of Broadway & Prince. Prior to Prada the space was reconfigured for the SoHo branch of the Guggenheim Museum (1991 - 1999) and, for decades before that, it was "raw industrial space".
    Exactly. I worked on the Bloomingdale's reno' at 504 Broadway for many months a few years back. Cutting through massive brick walls for escalator access and so on. I enjoy going into that store as I can point to certain areas and say "I remember the guys laying the bricks in that old beam pocket".

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    Any other big projects along Broadway in SoHo that you worked on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    Any other big projects along Broadway in SoHo that you worked on?
    The only other job I put up in Soho was a double building between Greene and Mercer. That was a new one from the ground up though.

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    i'd guess that's the one along West Houston?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    i'd guess that's the one along West Houston?
    92-94 Greene St and 109 Mercer St.

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