Gansevoort Market building to be demolished

Five-story through-block building goes up in Gansevoort Market Historic District. Landmarks issued a permit to 410-413 West, LLC to demolish an existing building at 13- 15 Little West 12th Street, and construct a new five-story building on the site. The building to be demolished was built in 1933 and altered in the 1960s. Landmarks found that the existing building did not contribute to the historic district’s character, a finding contested by the Historic Districts Council, which claimed it was “one of only a few remaining 20th century structures erected specifically for the market.” HDC also urged Landmarks to reduce the new building’s height by two stories in order to conform more closely to the district’s scale. The new building, designed by the Suben/Dougherty Partnership, will feature brick cladding and glass and metal entrance doors that recall the loading docks of nearby warehouses.

LPC: 13-15 Little West 12th Street (COFA# 07-6013) (Feb. 15, 2007).

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