Interior Demolition for Warehouse Conversion

Project: Waterfront Warehouse Rehab, Episode 2, Part 2

Bob and his son Chris tour a loft space in the nearby Sweeney Building. On top of stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge and downtown Manhattan, the building boasts a "tar beach" rooftop deck.

David and Jed Walentas of Two Trees Development communicate their vision for the area. Back on site, demolition is underway and preservation expert Bill Higgins, of Higgins and Quasebarth, tells us more about the history of the building.
Part 1: Roof Deck Construction
Part 2: Interior Demolition for Warehouse Conversion
Bob meets with the construction foreman to discuss the demolition work that's underway. The crew has already removed a service elevator, considerably increasing the available square footage for living space. Bob and and the foreman also discuss plans to remove select support posts, enlarge window openings, and install new beams.
Part 3: Brooklyn Warehouse Architectural History
Bob Vila heads to the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, for this project involving an abandoned warehouse built in the mid-19th century. Bob's adaptive reuse will yield three ultra-hip apartments with commercial space at street level. Project manager is Bob's oldest son, Chris Vila, who helps guide this complete rehabilitation of a beat-up building in the city that never sleeps.

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