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Struggling Co-op Board Turns Utilities Floor Into Penthouse

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Adaptive reuse is nearly all in a day's work for Brooklyn Heights' 111 Hicks Street. Once New York City's largest hotel and now the St. George Tower co-op, there's a little more repurposing in the building's near future. The Times reports that the short-on-cash co-op board has decided to sell the 30th floor, which once housed the building's water tanks, as a penthouse with a rooftop terrace. Nifty! The co-op board is hoping to pick up $2.495 million for the "raw industrial space with exposed pipes and walls" and some pretty sweet views. Plus a little reminder of the unit's history, one last boxed-in water tank. Anyone looking to do more period decorating could perhaps ask this guy to share his collection.
· Big Deal - Where the Water Tanks Were [NYT]
· 111 Hicks Street coverage [Curbed]