Author: Nick Barto

LPC Approves Plans for Governors Island

East, Ticker | Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Tom Stoelker. In a unanimous decision, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the first phase of plans by the Trust for Governors Island to restore and revamp the island. The vision includes a paisley-like landscape by West 8 on the terrace in front of McKim, Mead and White designed Liggett Hall. Way-finding by Pentagram and lighting by Susan Tillotson...

Retrofits Always “Greener?”

As a new study from the Preservation Green Lab [part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation] shows, the answer is “a resounding ‘usually.’”   Turns out, the question of building reuse is much more nuanced and interesting than can be answered with an blanket strategy – which is not at all surprising. Whether an existing building should be retrofitted or demolished...

Historic Buildings May Be Greener Than You Think

Green - Energy, the Environment and the Bottom Line Historic Buildings May Be Greener Than You Think By JOANNA M. FOSTER The Henry Street Settlement headquarters on the Lower East Side is undergoing a green retrofit. Henry Street Settlement The Henry Street Settlement headquarters on the Lower East Side is undergoing a green retrofit. Green: Living In New York City, a conflict has long been...

A cast-iron structure is restored with traditional and contemporary materials and construction techniques.

THE ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER In Detail> The Banner Building A cast-iron structure is restored with traditional and contemporary materials and construction techniques.  Jack Kucy Scott Henson Architect with Gilsanz Murray Steficek Local Law 11/98 is a New York City statute mandating that any building of more than six stories must have its facade inspected once every five years. Scott Henson of Scott Henson Architect was undertaking...