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Destination NoHo: Shipping Containers On The Way

If glass is the new brick, then are shipping containers poised to become the new glass? That might be a little premature, but according to City Realty a developer has been given the go-ahead to use the containers for a new residential building in NoHo:

The Landmarks Preservation Commission today approved a certificate of appropriateness for a new residential co-operative building with 8 units at 372 Lafayette Street in NoHo. The 6-story building is distinguished by its red-metal structural frame that houses shipping container boxes. No word yet on how the use of these containers affects the Dubai Ports deal and whether or not the development will require the approval of Homeland Security.
· Shipping container apartments get landmarks approval [City Realty]

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