Tribeca Rooftop Addition/Conversion

Located in Tribeca, the “Roebling Building” involved cutting a 30 x 40 courtyard in the middle of the existing 1890’s warehouse building and relocating that square footage to a new rooftop addition. Our firm renovated the building and converted it to residential condominiums. The project required a Special Permit process with the Landmarks Preservation Commission that allowed the conversion with a very detailed restoration required and a perpetual maintenance agreement. In the rear of the building the original steel fire shutters were replicated and welded in place in randomly open positions, maintaining the original feeling of the building. The project also included a significant rooftop addition – an entire 8,000sf story set back from the front and rear. Visible from various points south, our design was modern, yet evoked a feeling of industry and clad in lead coated copper. Jennifer Raab, then Commissioner of the Landmarks Commission stated at the hearing for the approval of the building “…this will serve as a model for future rooftop additions…” A total of (12) residential condominiums were created, 2 per floor, with 2 duplex penthouse units. Sold “raw”; our firm was then commissioned by 8 of the new unit owners for the design and build-out of their apartments. It was featured in The New York Times.