90 West StreetNew York, New York

  • Designed in 1907 by Cass Gilbert to function as an office building
  • During the September 11th attacks, the building suffered significant damage and was completely gutted by fire
  • The 23-story building is restored and converted to residential use
  • Consists of a lower section of granite, the bulk of which is clad in various types of ornate terra cotta, with the upper portion of the building topped with a multistory copper mansard
  • These unique feature elements are restored to their original luster
  • The building’s structure consists of a steel frame supporting flat terra arch slabs
  • The beams and girders are rolled shapes and columns are typically constructed as built-up box shapes
  • With the collapse of the World Trade Center, the building suffered damage due to impact, fire, and subsequent smoke exposure
  • Large areas of the north façade and adjacent structural framing were damaged, however, the building was structurally sound and the subsequent work was generally cosmetic in nature
  • The building received a National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Awards:
    ACEC New York – Gold Award, Structural Systems 2005
    New York Construction Annual Awards – Best Adaptive Reuse 2005
    New York Construction Top Projects – Top Projects of 2004-2005