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©bernstein associates, photographers ©bernstein associates, photographers ©bernstein associates, photographers Authenticity + Innovation: Architecture Repurposed (left) Old bricks were reused to frame historic party walls that were pierced to form new corridors; airshaft windows bring in natural light. (below) A landscaped, furnished strip is tucked into a side yard; not seen is a small play area. (bottom) View through the living room to the dining room and kitchen of a new, spacious apartment. despite each having either a small window or a (solid) door to the outdoor space. The waste of space on trivial historic elements rankles given the distinctly non-luxury budget. Remaking the 22 buildings on the street's south side cost $95.5 million - not much for 168 dwelling units in Manhattan. And during construction, wherever workers touched, "it was a disaster," says Radmila Lazarevic, SLCE's project manager, due to found conditions at the site. Many structural elements could not be reused as planned; unexpected costs far outstripped the planned contingency. "With all the downsides, the renovation takes a stand about maintaining Harlem fabric in this moment of huge change, and also maintaining low-income housing," says Richard Plunz, author of A History of Housing in New York City. He enumerates what he sees as worse possible alternatives: cookie-cutter market-rate high-rises, massive public housing structures like those of midcentury, or gentrification that might have yielded better architectural restoration, but almost certainly worse displacement. "You've got another model here." says Plunz. "You've got to admire those architects. They're in the trenches, trying to do something impossible." < JONATHAN LERNER'S articles have appeared in Landscape Architecture, Metropolis, Pacific Standard, Modern, and many other design and mainstream magazines. He also heads the consultancy UrbanistCommunications.com. Client: Trinity Financial Architect: SLCE Architects Design Team: Saky Yakasm, AIA, Radmila Lazarevic, Raymund Beltran, Alla Schechter, Hanna Browning, Elizabeth Christian, Richard Lew Historic Preservation: Higgins Quasebarth & Partners Structural Engineer: De Nardis Engineering MEP Engineer: Rodkin Cardinale Consulting Engineers Façade Consultant: CANY Architecture + Engineering/CANY Technical Services Landscape Architect: The RBA Group Code Consultant/ Expeditor: William Vitacco Associates General Contractor: Mega Contracting Group Fall 2016 Oculus 37 http://www.UrbanistCommunications.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Fall 2016

First Words Letter from the President
Letter from the Editor
Center for Architecture
One Block Over
Opener: Authenticity and Innovation
Civic Purpose Repurposed: Brooklyn
Civic Purpose Repurposed: Bronx
A Study in Contrasts
WeLive on Wall Street
A Preservation Paradox
Industrial Strength
Innovation Rooted in History
In Print
97-Year Watch
Last Words
Index to Advertisers
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Oculus - Fall 2016 - First Words Letter from the President
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Oculus - Fall 2016 - Opener: Authenticity and Innovation
Oculus - Fall 2016 - Civic Purpose Repurposed: Brooklyn
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Oculus - Fall 2016 - Civic Purpose Repurposed: Bronx
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Oculus - Fall 2016 - A Study in Contrasts
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Oculus - Fall 2016 - WeLive on Wall Street
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Oculus - Fall 2016 - A Preservation Paradox
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Oculus - Fall 2016 - Innovation Rooted in History
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Oculus - Fall 2016 - In Print
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