Innovative Redesign for a Commercial Townhouse / by sarkis arakelyan

Ross Metals re-opens in New York City's Diamond District. The 92 year-old town house had been converted to commercial use decades ago. SLA's inventive design got rid of several haphazard additions, expanded the building to take full advantage of the available development rights, and unified the building behind a new metal-panel facade. Many unique conditions, like the construction's interface with the new adjacent high rise, had to be addressed. All were successfully resolved. The completed building has a highly detailed interior which is finely tuned to the owner's exacting display, storage, and security requirements.