Wednesday, June 24, 2009

☞ DWELL: The Dwyer Lofts

Literally born again, the Dwyer Warehouse lofts have been reconstituted from the rubble of their historic past. Finished in early 2008, the units are fully sold out, so one will have to wait until some of the current owners decide to sell to get into this piece of Harlem history. The second photo down shows the cultural center built in tandem with the residential section, as well as the exposed side of the building, revealing part of the original retaining walls. Upon closer inspection of the brickwork on the facade, one can also see some of the original red contrast brick used on the corners of the new structure. Overall, the execution looks good, but a little more of the contrast work could have added some character to the otherwise solid brick surface. See the previous post to view what the building looked like before, when it was the O'Reilly Building: LINK. Take the A,B,C,D to 125th Street and walk to St. Nicholas and 123rd Street.

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