Miscellaneous

Tenement Museum Displays the Transformation of the Lower East Side and Beyond

No neighborhood has transformed quite like the Lower East Side. In the 1840s, it was known as Kleindeutschland, or “Little Germany”. In the 1920s, it was the center of Jewish immigrant culture. In the 1970s, parts of the neighborhood became Chinatown with the arrival of Chinese immigrants. Today, it is a predominantly Puerto Rican and Dominican community. The neighborhood holds...

Henson Intern Dispatch #4

August 12, 2021 Learning is a non-stop activity at Henson. Whether it be historic preservation or passive house retrofits, the Henson team is always puzzle-solving and piecing together every piece of information they can find to come up with the most appropriate recommendation. Historic buildings require architects to be creative when handling deteriorated materials, and each project offers valuable lessons...

Got Water? Let’s Find Out the Source!

Leaks and water damage are a common headache for building occupants, building managers, and property owners and a frequent query for Architects and Engineers, who are often hired to locate where leaks are occurring. Each leak is different, with some being straightforward and others being more difficult to ascertain the location of the water infiltration. It can be much more...