This modest cast iron fronted structure was typical of the butter and egg warehouses of what was once known as the Lower West Side. In the 1980’s the building suffered a fire that gutted the upper floors and left the structure largely in ruin. In the1990’s a new residential plan added two floors and eliminated many key historical features. The loss of contextual character on this building was an important symbol that helped solidify community and neighborhood efforts to create the NYC Landmarks Tribeca Historic District. 

The BLA project, from 2003, included a new facade system based on neighborhood precedents that employed masonry piers framing iron infill. The contemporary facade assembly used ironwork water tables, cornices, and zinc clad window surrounds. The historic cast iron of the first floor remains.

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