MEATPACKING ADDITION AND CONVERSION TO COMMERCIAL

Address: 415 West 13th Street
New York, New York 10014
Project Cost:$17, 000, 000
Date: 2001
Size: 78,500 SF

Architect
Steven Kratchman Architect P.C.
Steven Kratchman
23 Warren Street, Store 9
New York, New York 10007

Contractor
Owners own forces

Structural
Anastos Engineering Associates
240 West 55th Street
New York, New York 10001

Meps
Stainsluv Slutsky P.E
130 Fulton Street
New York, New York 10038

Description:

SKAPC maximized this commercial condominium’s square footage with a six-story, 60,000-square-foot vertical addition. Situated in the Meatpacking District, the structure was originally built in the 1900s as a three-story, loft-style industrial printing warehouse. Foundations could not easily be expanded, so lightweight materials and insulated metal panels were employed for the additional stories with the exception of the masonry street wall addition, where a glazed black brick was selected to contrast with the buff-colored existing building. The new non-combustible structure now stands on six steel columns that rise out of the existing heavy timber and mason base. Refurbishments also include a modern lobby with passenger and freight elevators. The redesigned building attracted gallery owners and Estée Lauder, which established its Bumble & Bumble beauty academy on site, on floors three through nine