Work has yet to commence at 53 Pearl Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, where BKSK Architects has designed a multi-story rooftop expansion for the landmarked 140-year-old Italianate-style building. Located between Plymouth Street and Water Street, almost directly to the east of the Manhattan Bridge, the structure was once a factory for the Masury Paint Company and was transformed into rental apartments several years ago.
Façade work is wrapping up at 127 Leroy Street, a nine-story residential building in the West Village. Designed by BKSK Architects and developed by Shibumi Development, the 124-foot-tall structure sits on a narrow rectangular property formerly occupied by a one-story warehouse for Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors.
Construction is complete on the expansion and restoration of the former Tammany Hall headquarters at 44 Union Square. The multi-story addition and interior renovations were designed by BKSK Architects and developed by Reading International (RDI) with Edifice Real Estate Partners as the owner’s representative. The project features a prominent geometric space-frame dome atop the 90-year-old structure. CNY Group was in charge of construction for the Union Square site, which sits at the corner of East 17th Street and Park Avenue South. Reading International purchased the historic edifice 18 years ago and received a $57.5 million loan secured by Bank OZK and Fisher Brothers from Lionheart Strategic Management, LLC, an affiliate of Fisher Brothers.
BKSK Architects will again appear before the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) seeking approvals to construct a sizable commercial expansion and restoration in Manhattan’s Gansevoort Historic District, also known as the Meatpacking District. The historic row townhomes carry an address of 44-54 Ninth Avenue and 351-355 West 14th Street at the corner of 14th Street and Ninth Avenue.