Samuel A. Ramirez Building

Location:

New York, NY
 

Owner:

Basile Builders Group, New York, NY
 

Architect:

MA Architects, New York, NY
 

Engineer:

Robert Sillman & Associates, New York, NY
 

Contractor:

Basile Builders Group, New York, NY
 

Project Scope

Sq. Footage:

12,300 sf
 

Levels/Floors:

9 floors
 

Architectural Precast Elements:

130 pieces
• 13 different precast window radii designed and manufactured to match the structure's surrounding architecture.
• Precast panels in rich brick red, designed with protruding fins reminiscent of turn-of-the-century warehouse architecture, provides a historic flavor.
• The top floor features a row of smaller radius windows on fluted precast panels capped with a wide cornice, designed to be aesthetically compatible with the top floors on nearby buildings.
 

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Samuel A. Ramirez Building
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PROJECT OVERVIEW
Architects for the Samuel A. Ramirez Building in trendy, historic Tribeca on Manhattan's lower west side went to great lengths to blend the structure with Tribeca's past, using design motifs from historic warehouses in the area. To emphasize that look, architectural precast concrete panels were specified with13 window radii fabricated to match the structure's surrounding architecture.

PRECAST SOLUTION
The panels were finished with a rich brick red, designed with protruding fins reminiscent of turn-of-the-century warehouse architecture, which provides a historic flavor. The top floor features a row of smaller-radius windows on fluted precast panels capped with a wide cornice, designed to be aesthetically compatible with the top floors on nearby buildings.

The design won the approval and praise of the area's Landmarks Preservation Commission, which has strict regulations on building height and design. The building combines commercial space, including four floors for bond underwriters at Ramirez, with residential units.

 
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