The New York City landmarks law was signed 50 years ago this year. So, what better time to talk about some of its successes? Plenty of great structures, such as the Empire State Building, completed in 1931 as a multi-tenant office building, are easy to keep relevant and functioning. Others, however, become obsolete and can no longer perform their originally intended purpose. That’s where adaptive reuse comes in. If you haven’t heard the term, it’s when an old structure is adapted for a new use. It’s often how we are saving our great city.
St. Ann’s Warehouse
As the sprawling conversion of the old Empire Stores warehouses inches forward on the Dumbo waterfront, theater company St Ann’s Warehouse has made progress renovating one former tobacco warehouse at 45 Water Street into a performing arts space.
251 West 14th Street [Daily News]: B+B Capital has revealed their 11-story, 11-unit cantilevering condo building planned for 251 West 14th Street, in Chelsea. Designed by ODA, the building “is set to launch sales this fall,” and…