"There is no building like this in the five boroughs. One could easily get lost inside-and be happy about it. The size of an armory, with a castle turret overlooking an operational 19th-century stone monastery, the building sits atop one of the highest points in all the city. It has views of the Hunts Point industrial zone that stretch all the way to the Manhattan skyline. Some rooms are as large as indoor stadiums."The renovation will include creative commercial spaces with reasonable rent rates. Currents rents are being renegotiated with current tenants. The Center-NY would love to have an office at this location because we had offices on Bruckner Boulevard and near the Bronx Zoo in the past. However, we will stay in our little squirrels nest in midtown. (Daily News, 12/5/08)
Saturday, December 6, 2008
American Bank Note Company Building: Green?
The 405,000 square foot American Bank Note Company Building and its 80,000 square foot central floor are undergoing a $25 million renovation. Sustainable South Bronx is located in this behemoth and they will surely influence the developers to install green technology. The Daily News described the building: