477 Broadway
owner / developer

477 Realty LLC

architect

Tina Tapinekis, RA

location

New York, New York

phase

Condition Survey, Construction Documents

system / type

Historic Preservation

status

Completed

Located in the SoHo Landmark Historic District, the street facades of this SoHo cast iron building were heavily deteriorated with many missing cast iron pieces. As part of the restoration, the cast iron facade elements were carefully catalogued unit by unit. Each one was tagged and replicated in kind. Over 30 layers of paint were stripped to bare metal and primed. A paint analysis was conducted and paint color was matched. The paint from the cornice was also stripped; deteriorated units replicated, installed and painted. The original double hung windows were replaced and replicated in mahogany.