Adaptive Reuse

Adaptive Reuse In New York City: The TWA Flight Terminal

Adaptive Reuse In New York City: The TWA Flight Terminal

The redevelopment of the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport is a recent example of adaptive reuse in New York City which highlights the endless opportunities for repurposing the region's abandoned commercial spaces. Beyer Blinder Belle’s recently unveiled restoration and extension proposes 505-room hotel which reuses the shell of architect Earo Saarinen's iconic mid-20th century airport terminal - considered state-of-the-art, even futuristic...

Adaptive Reuse in NYC: Planning for Site Remediation

Adaptive Reuse in NYC: Planning for Site Remediation

When considering more sustainable practices for design and construction, adaptive reuse architects first consider their choice of site. Instead of building on “new” land, they often choose to clean up existing land known as “brownfield sites”. A brownfield is defined by the EPA as a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential...

Benefits Of Adaptive Reuse

Benefits Of Adaptive Reuse

In a way, adaptive reuse means changing a building’s function while keeping its form. Adaptive reuse has become popular in the ever-changing social and business climate of New York City. For example The Knickerbocker Telephone Company Building was built in 1894, and for many years was the home of a number of manufactures. After an extensive exterior and interior restoration...

New Dimensions and Classic Charm: Adaptive Reuse in New York City

New Dimensions and Classic Charm: Adaptive Reuse in New York City

New York City is a place with a rich history, a buzzing atmosphere, and commanding architecture.  Natives and travelers alike regularly walk past sites of historic and aesthetic value unaware of the potential that lines the block. Adaptive reuse in New York City is a viable option for those who are looking to place a new function, and get new...