This pre-war building was utilized as a printing facility for approximately 70 years, recently converted to a mixed-use residential/commercial project. During the conversion process, it was determined that the building facade had both structural and weathering deficiencies, which required substantial remediation and replacement of facade components. All window walls, which were originally industrial steel sash, were replaced with narrow sightline custom aluminum windows to emulate the industrial sightlines. Concrete lintels were rebuilt and structural masonry piers were reconstructed incorporating advanced weatherproofing materials and methods. The occupants now enjoy reduced sound transmission, reduced solar heat gain and a weather-tight facade. The podium, which consists of cast stone and bronze storefront, was reconstructed to comply with the original design and landmark preservation requirements.
Axis Facades provided landmark presentation, facade reconstruction design, material sourcing, procurement, and facade construction management of all facade elements.