Though building conversions often chuck out the old to bring in the new, many developers are now working to incorporate a building’s history into its new design.
Kirkman Lofts in DUMBO, for example, was an old soap factory. The developer cleverly used the factory’s original silos as a centerpiece of the design.
Over in Cobble Hill is another unique conversion. The Landmark on Strong Place turned a 19th century gothic church into 21st century modern living.
Though now may appear to be a time when much of NYC’s history is disappearing, it seems developers are finding ways to take a building’s past into the future.