1231 Third Avenue

Located in the prestigious Upper East Side of Manhattan, this 4 story Neo-Renaissance apartment building has been transformed. Thor Equities, the New York based development company asked KOHN ARCHITECTURE to design a continuous glass storefront for a new retail use and reconfigure a maze like Cellar into a large open accessory retail space.
The scope of the work included a radical reconfiguration of the steel supporting structure in both the Cellar and Ground Level of the building. This required extensive bracing, shoring and underpinning work throughout. The end result was to increase the ceiling heights and to widen the column spacing to make it more conducive to the types of the spaces that today’s larger retailers require.
In addition all new mechanical, plumbing, sprinkler, electrical and fire alarm systems were designed for the renovated spaces.

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