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Brooklyn Warehouse Architectural History
Project: Waterfront Warehouse Rehab, Episode 2, Part 3
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
- Part 3: Brooklyn Warehouse Architectural History
- Bob meets with Bill Higgins, of Higgins and Quasebarth Restoration, to discuss the project building's history. Higgins utilizes archival information and on-site physical evidence to piece together a portrait of the building's history.
On the exterior, Higgins notes the presence of cast-iron lintels above the second- and third-floor windows, and points out the absence of those lintels above the windows on the fourth floor.
Between the third and fourth floor, the historian notices a change in the masonry quality and surmises that the fourth floor was an addition.
Inside, evidence of covered-up window openings in the original brickwork suggests the building predates the structures on its left and right.
ALL EPISODES IN WATERFRONT WAREHOUSE REHAB