Franklin Street Lofts and Townhouse
The Sugarloaf Condominium on Franklin Street: Residential conversion and enlargement of one of the largest loft conversions in Tribeca (at the time), involving the insertion of new windows into a historic façade, the addition of all new services, residential features and infrastructure, and a penthouse large enough to have so upset the politicians that a zoning text change was passed to disenfranchise my interpretation of the law.
Tribeca Townhouse (at Franklin Street): An existing 1-story shell turned out to have been the remaining floor of the decapitated three-story home of the former first private fire company in New York City (created by the Washington Market association who felt they were too far from the city’s official fire companies). This was a reconstruction from photographs of a piece of city history that would have otherwise been lost.
The building was ideally suited for 3-story townhouse use, and had recently been leased for a few months to a famous former international banking official reluctantly living in New York while under investigation for a scandalous encounter.