Restoration In The Cast-Iron District: Skyline Restoration's Project at 399 West Broadway, New


The SoHo district in Lower Manhattan has a rich history defined by architectural transformations and socioeconomic shifts. SoHo, short for “South of Houston”, has evolved from farmland in the 18th century, to a manufacturing and industrial center in the late 19th century, and finally into a haven for artists and galleries in the 1960’s. Today, the high-end commercial and residential area is largely made up of the SoHo Cast-Iron Historic District —designated in 1973 and later expanded in 2010— which includes over 600 buildings.


Photo: Current stage of building

Skyline Restoration is currently working alongside DXA studio Architecture PLLC, Jason M Aptowitz Consulting Engineer, pllc, and property manager ABS Partners Real Estate LLC, in restoring 399 West Broadway (photo above) located on the corner of Spring Street. The 4-story, mixed residential and commercial use building constructed in 1880, is currently undergoing a façade, window, and storefront restoration, as well as roof replacement. Skyline is responsible for masonry coating removal, repairing and repointing, along with restoring the building’s stone lintels and sills using Cathedral Stone products. Skyline’s work also includes replacing existing windows, storefront replacement with new steel and glass provided by Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors. In addition, Skyline is repairing and replacing the building's flat and pitched roofs using Siplast Paradiene roofing system, as well as reconstructing the building’s two distinct dormers. The restoration project, which follows the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) guidelines, began in August of 2016 and it is set to be fully completed by January of 2018.


Rendering of completed restoration

Scope of work:

Façade Restoration, Storefront, Window and Roof Replacement

Property Manager: ABS Partners Real Estate LLC

Architect: DXA studio Architecture PLLC

Engineer: Jason M Aptowitz Consulting Engineer, pllc

Contractor: Skyline Restoration Inc.

Account Executive: Jasen Geraghty

Project Manager: Kevin Cahill


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