Work in Progress: 135 Watts Street
SUPERSTRUCTURES provided investigation and design services—and is currently providing construction management services—to restore brownstone, brick masonry, and sheet metal elements at 135 Watts Street, a commercial-turned-residential building and one of the most distinctive structures in Tribeca.Our restoration work in progress for Washington B.C. Studio Corp. includes repair or replacement of deteriorated stone units, replacement of cracked brick masonry, and fire escape repair. The project also includes removal and replacement of perimeter and penetration roof flashing, copper gutters, and copper copings, finials, and dormer caps.
A New York City Landmark, 135 Watts Street was designed in 1891 by Stephen Decatur Hatch as the Fleming Smith warehouse. It’s characterized by a unique combination of Romanesque Revival and Neo-Flemish styles, an eclectic mix found in some New York buildings of the era. In the late 1970s, it became the first commercial building in the neighborhood to be converted for residential use.