Piece by piece, NYC is undergoing a transformation: modernization, to the tune of green, ultraluxe and amenities. Though most of the construction is brand new buildings, developers are also restoring older buildings to fit a new generation of architecture. These renovations are intended to maintain the former beauty of the buildings, match the prevalent characteristics of the neighborhood it resides in, and meet the current needs of society.
The condo conversion of a landmarked church in the Upper West Side might be stalling out. The design team heading the renovation of 361 Central Park West, previously known as 1 West 96th Street, hasn’t received the approval of the necessary parties in order to commence construction on a building that renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern has described as, “one of the city’s most compelling religious structures in the Classical manner.”
Sometimes, developers like to start from scratch, demolishing older buildings or constructing condos on empty lots. Often times, however, old warehouses, churches, factories, etc., are left standing and converted into condos. Brooklyn currently has several conversions underway. Here are four of our favorites:
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