The adaptive reuse of this historic 1880s refinery building will create residential space and 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 proposed 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.