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Domino Sugar Refinery

Brooklyn, NY

The adaptive reuse of this historic 1880s refinery building will create Class A office space geared toward the creative and tech industries. The renovation includes the construction of a new 15-story building within the existing shell of the landmarked exterior brick masonry walls. Interventions to the exterior walls will be minimal, but a series of repairs will improve their soundness and stability.

Silman’s scope of work will occur in two phases: first, the existing exterior walls will be shored in place while the existing factory interior structure is demolished.

The second phase will entail the construction of a new building within the existing walls, and the permanent bracing of these walls against the new structure. A glass and steel extension will then be added on top.

The superstructure of the new building is steel framed with two cast-in-place concrete lateral cores centered within the new building’s footprint. The cores will ensconce egress stairs and elevator shafts. Clear-spanning steel girders will connect perimeter columns to internal cores, allowing for minimal interior columns.

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