Thursday, July 15, 2010
☞ WALK: 2192-2196 FDB Finishes Up
For the past three years, the buildings at number 2192-2196 FDB/8th Avenue have been going through some major alterations which have included adding four more floors to two of them (top photo). Walking by this block between 118th and 119th Street, we noticed that the ground floor scaffolding was finally being removed and all looks finished at this point. The top levels are basically red-bricked with no details but the window are proportionate to the older buildings' original layout. We are assuming these are new condos but there's not much out there on the development. This adaptive reuse buildings are also reminiscent of the Gateway Condos a bit further south but should not be confused with that yet-to-be-finished project. The closest subway to this location is the B,C at 116th Street. Photos by Ulysses.