240 Centre Street - Police Building
owner / developer

240 Centre Condominium


Hoppin & Koen (1905)


New York, NY

system / type

Historic Landmark Preservation


In Progress, from 1996

Designed in 1905 as the first Police Headquarters for all five Boroughs of New York City, this Beaux Arts inspired building demonstrated the power and strength of the Police force. In 1986 the building was converted into luxury apartments. SURFACE DESIGN has managed the ongoing maintenance and repair of this iconic domed structure. SDG developed an overall repair and restoration master plan for the building’s exterior. Implemented restoration scopes include the restoration of the copper dome and clock faces, terra cotta masonry restoration, and terrace waterproofing. Recent work includes repair to terra cotta at the dome colonnade damaged in an earth tremor.