Iconic building could be in danger of facing wrecking ball

Henry Melcher reports for The Achitect’s Newspaper. Art Versus Real Estate on Vestry: Tenants push for landmark status for threatened New York City loft building. The old cobblestone streets of Tribeca meet the gray asphalt of the West Side Highway at the corner of Vestry and West. The uneven din of trucks making deliveries mixes with the constant whir of

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NYC’s first concrete building waiting to be restored

Patrick W. Ciccone reports for The Architect’s Newspaper. Set in Stone: How best to restore America’s first concrete building? American concrete begins in Brooklyn. The New York and Long Island Stone Contracting Company, formed in 1869, was the first U.S. company to produce concrete, and its headquarters, located at 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street in Gowanus, is the earliest concrete

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Bringing a ruin back to life

Chris Bentley reports for The Architect’s Newspaper: Born Again: Destroyed by fire, St. Louis church finds new life as an art park. In 2001, an electrical fire ravaged St. Louis’ National Memorial Church of God in Christ, destroying all of the historic structure except for its perimeter walls. Rebuilding the interior from scratch was not possible. Instead, as part of

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The chair of the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission could soon be filled

Andrew J. Hawkins reports for Crain’s: De Blasio zeroes in on landmarks appointment. Mayor Bill de Blasio is close to filling another hole in his administration: chair of the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Several names are on the short list, two of whom are Ward Dennis, a partner at Higgins Quasebarth and Partners, LLC, a historic preservation consultant firm; and Kate Daly, the Landmarks Preservation

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