PKSB Architects

807 Manhattan Avenue

 

807 Manhattan Avenue | BROOKLYN, NY

The Greenpoint Savings Bank is perhaps the most distinctive building in the Greenpoint Historic District. The bank was built in three phases, the latest being an “undistinguished” office annex in 1953. PKSB was commissioned to convert the bank’s annex to multi-family residential use with a small horizontal expansion and one-story rooftop addition. The design includes a complete façade replacement which utilizes simple materials recalling the historic building’s decorative features while maintaining the simplicity of the 1950’s addition. The result is a design that transforms the structure from an undistinguished office building to a distinguished, modern, and respectful addition to the Greenpoint Savings Bank.

The project also includes a complex Zoning and Egress analysis for a mixed use building as well as Condominium filings for both commercial and residential condominium units.

PKSB obtained unanimous approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission for this project in May, 2016.