10 JAY STREET, BROOKLYN
This ten-story 1898 sugar refinery building was upgraded to Class A office space. The main feature proposed by the architect was removal old brick façade and recladding it with a crystal-inspired curtainwall on the north face that overlooks the East River and Manhattan. The jagged faced required reconstruction of the slab edges to fit the profile of new curtain wall. In-depth inspection and probes revealed that the condition of the existing steel framing was deteriorated severely at many locations. An elaborate steel remedial work program was executed to restore the old framing. New elevator and stair cores and a new penthouse level was added also.