New Residences Respect the Maritime History of South Street Seaport
Located in the South Street Seaport Historic District and in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge, the design of this 41-unit rental apartment building was inspired by the neighborhood’s nautical past. The façade of the corner portion of the building is clad in corrugated zinc panels and double-hung windows are made from mahogany. Beside this is another portion of the site that the owner acquired during the course of design. Rather than simply extending the design for the zinc-clad façade, this second building is similarly proportioned in brick with aluminum window frames so that the entire building mass remains in keeping with the scale of 19th century buildings in the immediate context.
Image Credits: Jimi Billingsley