New renderings have been released for a proposed facade modification of the historic Restoration Hardware building at 9-19 Ninth Avenue. These images have been included in part of a proposal package submitted to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and will be reviewed by the LPC later today. The Aurora Capital Associates owned site, in the heart of the Meatpacking District, currently features a steel screen-wall facade with art glass on the upper floors of the brick building. The new design, by Backen Gillam Kroeger Architects, is looking to bring a more symmetrical look to the structure through the renovation.
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A warehouse that’s becoming a Restoration Hardware in the Meatpacking District has been hit by two major controversies in the last year, but construction continues to chug forward at 9-19 Ninth Avenue, on the corner of Little West 12th Street. Tectonic brings us an update.
A copper-colored, terra cotta and glass facade has emerged at 529 Broadway, on the corner of Spring Street in Soho. Tectonic has the latest look at the construction.
In September of 2013, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved the design for a six-story, 44,243-square-foot commercial-retail project at 529 Broadway, located on the corner of Spring Street in SoHo. The site, along with much of the neighborhood, is located within the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District, which means projects are subject to LPC approval. Construction at the building, technically an expansion of an existing two-story structure, is now wrapping up, as seen in photos by Tectonic. The new structure has already received a majority of its curtain wall and work is likely now focused on the interior. When it opens later this year, the entire building will be leased as retail space. BKSK Architects designed the building, and Aurora Capital Associates, Wharton Properties, Thor Equities, and the Adjmi family are the developers.
Late in 2014, filings were submitted to expand the single-story, 9,916 square-foot commercial building at 205 Smith Street, in Boerum Hill, to 19,832 square feet, thanks to the addition of a second floor. Brownstoner now has a rendering the project, which will be entirely retail and reportedly the new home of a supermarket. Jackson Group, Aurora Capital Associates, and ACHS Management are developing, while Think Architecture & Design is the architect of record. A completion date has not yet been disclosed.