The Cable Building, 611-621 Broadway
New York, NY
The Cable Building, built in 1894, was designed by the renowned architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White. The building’s name is derived from its original function to house steam-driven machinery that powered the city’s cable cars. SUPERSTRUCTURES was retained by first-floor tenant Crate and Barrel’s retail architect to address the storefront facade. Work included a detailed condition survey including probes, the preparation of an historically appropriate design, construction details, cost estimates, and specifications.