135 Watts Street
New York, NY
A New York City Landmark, this TriBeCa building was designed in 1891 by Stephen Decatur Hatch as the Fleming Smith warehouse with a unique combination of Romanesque Revival and Neo-Flemish styles. In the late 1970s, it became the first commercial building in the neighborhood to be converted for residential use. SUPERSTRUCTURES provided investigation, design, and construction management services to restore the building’s granite, sandstone, brick masonry, and copper facade. Restoration work addressed various facade deficiencies, including: removal and replacement of cracked masonry units; masonry re-pointing; parapet replacement; replacement of deteriorated stone lintels; and repair of spalled and cracked stone. The project also included removal and replacement of perimeter and penetration roof flashing, copper gutters, and copper copings, finials, and dormer caps.