April 26, 2017 - Comments Off on 122-Year Old Building Designed by New York Stock Exchange Architect to be Restored
122-Year Old Building Designed by New York Stock Exchange Architect to be Restored
April 26, 2017
STUDIOS Architecture has been tapped to fully restore a historic 122-year old Roman brick and terra cotta building designed in 1895 by the prolific American architect George B. Post.
The 15-story Greenwich Village building, which sits at the corner of East 12th Street and Broadway, once housed clothing manufacturers which were common along Broadway at the turn of the century. Just two blocks south of Union Square, 817 lives at the convergence of two culturally iconic New York 'hoods, affording it the intimacy of Greenwich Village and the metropolitan convenience of Union Square.
Known for his innovative skyscraper designs, Post pushed past the traditional boundaries of design in his era. Several of Post's designs, landmarks of their time, have long been demolished. His New York World Building was, for a time, the tallest in the world. One of America's most famous buildings, The New York Stock Exchange, also came from the mind of the Beaux-Arts-trained architect. Today, 817 Broadway is a commercial building housing smartly sized floor plans, expansive picture windows, and extraordinary 12-foot-tall ceilings.
STUDIOS modernization will include a redesigned office lobby, complete façade restoration, renovated retail and office spaces, a sweeping rooftop terrace, and an overall upgraded mechanical infrastructure. Windows on the office floors will be replaced to maximize light and view and new storefronts will be added to the 18-foot-tall corner retail space.
Check out the 817 Broadway teaser site to follow updates on the project.