Credit: Fred Charles

70 Washington Street

BBB has converted an early 1900s manufacturing building on the Brooklyn waterfront into loft-style condominiums.

70 Washington Street, located in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, is a 13-story building originally designed in the early 1900s by Joseph Turner. It was constructed by Robert Gair as a manufacturing facility for the corrugated paper boxes that he invented. A striking steel-and-glass canopy marks the new entrance of the building, which now contains 260 residential units. Raised floors have been incorporated into the units to accommodate mechanical services and allow for views in the lofty spaces with exposed structural ceilings. A modern rooftop addition in floor-to-ceiling glass houses private terraces with amenities and cabanas for residents on the roof above.

 

Client

Two Trees Management Co. LLC

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Size

399,000 SF (260 units)

Completed

2006

Construction Cost

$12.5 million

People

FAIA, AICP
Founding Partner
Partner-in-Charge
AIA, LEED AP
Associate Partner