Revitalization of industrial building by Morris Adjmi Architects in meatpacking district of New York transformed the old warehouse from a 1930s into the art modern style office and commercial construction. It is located on the corner of 13th Street, across the Polshek Partnership Architects’ Standard Hotel. New building is design to fit in with the historic fabric of the neighborhood. There were several problems with project approval by The Landmark Preservation Commission due to its height. Finally it was reduced from 100 to less than 80 feet. The main part of the building is twisted and based on steel exoskeleton with a curtain wall of tall, mullioned windows.
Partner Jess Walker explained, “The dynamic, twisting shape of the addition is generated by the sits unique location, marking the position where the angular street grid of the Meatpacking District interlocks with the more regular urban grid of upper Manhattan.”
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The load-bearing structure of the building is designed mainly on the exterior and in the core to hark back to the industrial history of the area. The number of columns inside the structure was reduced in order to maximize the floor space. Materials used in the constriction – steel and glass are another linking point with the surrounding.
New commercial building which raised form industrial warehouse states great example of spatial revitalization and eco-technologies, it also changed the infamous opinion this New York’s district used to have.